For a Florida Friendly yard, there are nine things to consider in your planning.

Designing and maintaining a yard that is environmentally compatible in Florida can have real benefits for local native plants, insects, and the watershed. Oh course, the best benefit is the beauty and peace of mind you get while enjoying the Florida Friendly choices you have made in your yard and landscaping projects.

There are nine items to consider while planning your perfect Florida Friendly planting project:

  • Right Plant, Right Place

  • Water Efficiently

  • Fertilize Appropriately

  • Mulch

  • Attract Wildlife

  • Manage Yard Pests Responsibly

  • Recycle Yard Waste

  • Reduce Stormwater Runoff

  • Protect the Waterfront

For more information on these nine principles for UF/IFAS Florida Friendly Landscaping, just follow this link: https://ffl.ifas.ufl.edu/homeowners/nine_principles.htm

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