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.


November 10, 2015:
Protecting Your Lawn and Landscape This Winter

November 24, 2015:
9 Basic Principles

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


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.

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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