Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program (FY&N)

Florida Friendly Landscaping Program

Plant Care

FY&N offers classes and workshops to help residents create and maintain Florida Friendly landscapes. FY&N 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 and preserve Florida's natural environment.FY&N encourages "Florida Friendly" yards and landscapes by promoting the Nine FFL Principles to Floridians.


August 11, 2015: Irrigation Efficiency

August 25, 2015: Florida-Friendly Landscaping Design Primer

Nine Principles

A Florida-Friendly Landscape is a quality landscape that is designed, installed, and maintained according to the nine Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles. The nine principles seek to reduce environmental impact from landscaping by properly applying water, fertilizer, and pesticides, creating wildlife habitats, preventing erosion, recycling yard waste, and employing other practices based on University of Florida research.
Video of the Principles

Nine Principles Tip Cards

Download and read the Nine Principles of Florida-friendly landscaping developed by the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program at the University of Florida/IFAS.

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Make Your Own Rain barrel

Rainwater harvesting is always beneficial, whether the water is used to water one houseplant or an entire garden. Also, the act of collecting rainwater can be an inspiration to find other ways to conserve water around the home.

Florida-Friendly 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.

Fl. Friendly Plant Database

Boat Bash

Photo Above: "The Boat Bash" was held on April 26, 2014 at the Crystal River Preserve during Earth Day/Earth Week to encourage Florida Friendly Landscaping practices such as; fertilization, irrigation, and water harvesting. Steven Davis, FYN Coordinator, (pictured above) was on site to provide information to citizens about best practices.


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