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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

Protect the Waterfront

Bays and waterways contribute to the quality of life in Florida. Waterfront owners can help protect these fragile natural treasures by following these tips:

  • Never prune mangroves or remove any vegetation without first seeking proper permits and guidelines.
  • Establish a maintenance-free zone of at least 10 feet between your landscape and a water body.
  • Remove invasive exotic aquatic plants by cutting, pulling or raking.
  • Plant a buffer zone of low-maintenance plants between your lawn and shoreline to absorb nutrients and to provide wildlife habitat.

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