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Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Lawn and Garden Help


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Visit our main Plant Clinic in person Mon-Fri, 8 am-5 pm (excluding county holidays) at 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa, FL 32926. 

Call our office to find a Plant Clinic near you: (321) 633-1702 ext. 52339


Call our Lawn & Garden Help Line Monday through Friday at (321) 633-1702 ext. 52339 (8 am-5 pm).

My Brevard Yard

The My Brevard Yard program teaches you how to create and maintain a beautiful lawn while protecting the Indian River Lagoon.

You will learn how to:

  • figure out how much fertilizer to apply to your lawn,
  • what kind of fertilizer will give you the healthiest lawn,
  • decide the best time to apply fertilizer,
  • calculate how long to run your sprinkler system, and maintain a healthy lawn while complying with your local fertilizer ordinance.

My Brevard Yard is part of the UF/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping® Program.

How it Works

A University of Florida IFAS Master Gardener will visit your home to:

  • Answer your lawn and garden questions
  • Teach you how to maintain your fruit trees and vegetable gardens
  • Provide solutions to problem areas
  • Collect soil samples to test for nutrients, and test well or surface water for salt content
  • Develop a customized fertilizer program for your lawn

Fee: $50.00.

Visits are offered on the first Monday of the month between 8 am and 3 pm.

Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM Principles

  1. Right Plant, Right Place
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  2. Water Efficiently 
  3. Fertilize Appropriately 
  4. Mulch 
  5. Attract Wildlife
  6. Manage Yard Pests Responsibly 
  7. Recycle
  8. Reduce Storm Water Runoff 
  9. Protect the Waterfront

Learn more at the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program™