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FLORIDA-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPINGTM

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The UF/IFAS Extension Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) Program is here to provide Polk County residents with information to help protect our natural resources. Practicing the nine principles of FFL reduces your need for water, fertilizers, and pesticides, all while creating and maintaining a beautiful landscape.

Our water resources are important with over 554 lakes in Polk County. Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ aims to reduce runoff and filter pollutants to help preserve and maintain healthy bodies of water, whether natural or manmade. By including the nine principles of FFL in the landscape, we are able to conserve water, create habitats for wildlife, and reduce pollution.

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CONTACT

Julie Schelb

Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM

Program Coordinator

863-519-1068

j.schelb@ufl.edu

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