Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM can help you transform your yard into a beautiful oasis that will not only conserve precious water resources and reduce pollution, but will also help you save time, energy, and money.
Whether you are new to Florida or have lived here all of your life, learn how to protect Florida's environment. Get started in your own back yard by implementing the Nine Principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ listed below. Learn to landscape and garden the Florida way - the smart way to grow!
Nine Principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™
- Water Efficiently
- Fertilize Appropriately
- Attract Wildlife
- Control Yard Pests Responsibly
- Reduce Stormwater Runoff
- Protect the Waterfront
- Right Plant, Right Place
The Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Program was developed to address serious problems of pollution and disappearing habitats by enlisting homeowners in the battle to save our natural environment. This program provides educational and outreach activities directed at the community to help residents reduce pollution and enhance their environment by improving home and landscape management. Workshops on Florida-Friendly Landscaping™, Composting, Rain Barrels and other related topics are regularly offered by the Charlotte County UF/IFAS Extension Office. Call 941.764.4340 to find out about upcoming programs. You can also obtain useful materials at our office, such as “The Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Handbook”.