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Florida-friendly landscaping


  1. Right Plant, Right Place
  2. Water Efficiently
  3. Fertilize Appropriately
  4. Mulch
  5. Attract Wildlife
  6. Manage Yard Pests Responsibly
  7. Recycle
  8. Reduce Stormwater Runoff
  9. Protect the Waterfront

Attract Wildlife

Friendly visitors, like butterflies and beneficial insects, will enjoy your landscape if you provide food, water and cover. Attract wildlife by following these tips:

  • Plant vines, shrubs and trees to create cover, nesting areas and food.
  • Provide a water source such as a birdbath or a small pond.
  • Provide wildlife shelters such as a bat house, birdhouse or brush pile.
  • Protect the health of wildlife visitors. Limit pesticide use by spot-treating only the areas that need attention.
  • Consider including native plants in your landscape. They are the natural food, shelter and nesting plants of our local wildlife.

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