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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

Florida Friendly Landscaping psst it's exactly the same logo

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

RECYCLE YARD WASTE GUIDANCE


How to Recycle

  • Leave grass clippings on the lawn after mowing so they don’t enter the storm drain.
  • Install a Compost pile or worm bin (if permitted by HOA) or use a community compost bin if available.
  • Use Landscape waste (tree trimmings, fallen leaves, pine needles) on site (if permitted by HOA) and/or properly compost or placed at curb for horticulture recycling.
  • Create self-mulching areas under large trees.

Pruning

  • Avoid the used of hedge trimmers. Use hand pruners to get a healthy more natural appearing plant
  • Hedge or screening plants should be pruned to keep the bottom wider than the top
  • When pruning trees. Never make flush cuts. Prune outside the branch collar.
  • Use the three-point cut method to prevent damage while pruning tree branches.
  • Never over-prune palms. Use the 9:00 and 3:00 technique.
  • Before pruning live or dead Mangroves, check state and local rules.
  • If you choose to hire an arborist, choose a certified arborist.