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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


Recycling your yard waste back onto your lawn and landscape can improve the fertility and water-holding ability of the soil and help aerate soil that has become compacted.

  • There’s no need to bag or rake lawn clippings. Leave grass clippings on the lawn to recycle nitrogen.
  • Use fallen leaves and pine needles as mulch under trees and shrubs.
  • Create and maintain a compost pile with yard waste and kitchen scraps (no animal products). Compost is a great natural fertilizer and mulch.

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