Florida Friendly Landscaping Program

Plant Care

The Department of Water Resources offers classes and workshopsto help residents create and maintain Florida-friendly landscapes.  Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) means using low-maintenance plants and environmentally sustainable practices. Learn how you can have a beautiful landscape that could save you time, energy and money while protecting our water resources for the future.

Two classes are offered each month. 

 

Class Details and Registration on Eventbrite

Class Date Subject
January 10 Right plant, right place
January 24 Create a Florida-friendly yard
February 7 Florida-friendly principles
February 21 Sandy soil gardening
March 7 Turf basics
March 21 Florida-friendly fertilizing
April 4 Right plant, right place
April 18 Create a Florida-friendly yard
May 9 Irrigation efficiency
May 23 Responsible Pest management
June 6 Florida-friendly principles
June 20 Sandy soil gardening
July 11 Turf basics
July 25 Florida-friendly fertilizing
August 8 Right plant, right place
August 22 Create a Florida-friendly yard
September 5 Irrigation efficiency
September 19 IPM Pest Management
October 10 Florida-friendly principles
November 7 Right plant, right place
November 21 Create a Florida-friendly yard
December 5 Beneficial/pollinator insects
December 19 Invasive and nuisance pests
Videos Wait to Water Plant Database

Videos

Watch informative videos on fertilizing, air potato vines, irrigation controllers, and more.

 

 

Wait to Water

During the summer months of June through September, yards need no more than 1/2" - 3/4" of water per application. If your lawn has received enough water from rainfall, then you can turn off your irrigation system and turn it back on when needed.

Plant Database

Identify the Florida-friendly plants, including Florida native plants, that will work in your yard or landscape design. The plants included in this database are available at nurseries throughout Florida.

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