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.
- Creating a Florida Friendly Yard
- Fertilizing Guide
- Florida Yards & Neighbors Handbook
"Creating Your Florida-Friendly Landscape"
- Florida Friendly Plant Database
- GI-BMP (Green Industries Best Management Practices)
"Educational Program for Lawn-Care and Landscape Maintenance Professionals"
- Interactive Landscaping Yard
- Landscaping Guide for Community, Associations and Residents
- Plant Selection and Landscape Design Guide
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
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.