There are many great online and community resources available to learn more about Florida-friendly yards and landscaping.
To get started on your Florida-friendly landscape you should also consider contacting your local County Extension Office and Florida Yards & Neighborhoods program coordinator. Review the resources below to learn more.
Florida Friendly Landscaping Program The Florida Friendly Landscaping program helps residents reduce pollution and enhance their environments by improving yard and landscape management.
Florida Master Gardener Program Florida Master Gardeners are University of Florida-trained volunteer teachers who educate Floridians about gardening and landscaping practices that emphasize environmental stewardship.
Florida-Friendly Yards A comprehensive online resource for creating Florida-friendly yards developed by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
UF/IFAS County Extension Service Office Map Link to an interactive map to locate the closest County Extension office. Call or visit your County Extension Service office to learn about Florida-friendly landscaping educational programs.
The Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Handbook
A comprehensive guide and handbook published by the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program to teach Florida-friendly and environmentally sound landscaping practices.
(PDF - 5.5MB)
Nine Principles for Florida-friendly Landscaping
Booklets with information about the Nine Principles of Florida-friendly landscaping. (PDF - 1.3MB)
What You Need to Know About Fertilizing Your Lawn and Landscape to Protect Florida's Springs
A homeowner guide to Florida lawn care and landscaping practices emphasizing aquifer and springs protection. (PDF - 2MB)
Waterwise Florida Landscapes Guide
A comprehensive guide to waterwise Florida landscaping that emphasizes use of plants and landscaping principles to maximize water conservation. Guide is published by the St. Johns River Water Management District.
(PDF - 4.2MB)
Landscaping for Wildlife Program Information and certification for those who wish to landscape to benefit and attract wildlife. Resources are provided by the University of Florida/IFAS's Florida Wildlife Extension.
The Institute for Regional Conservation An excellent online resource that promotes restoration and protection of biodiversity in South Florida. Site includes a plant database of south Florida native plants.
Naturescape Broward A comprehensive resource for Florida-friendly landscaping managed by Broward County.