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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

Florida Friendly Landscaping
psst it's exactly the same logo

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

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Since 1993, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) has served as the state of Florida’s premier Extension program that promotes sustainable alternatives to “conventional” landscaping, providing guidance on low impact, environmentally friendly, science-based landscape practices that use less water and reduce pollutant loading to Florida waters.

Join Florida-Friendly Fans across the state in celebrating 30 years of excellence, protecting Florida one landscape at a time!

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Coming in February!
Watch the FFL 30th Anniversary One-Hour Special

This special edition of Flip My Florida Yard celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program™ by exploring the program’s long legacy of environmental stewardship. Check in on homeowners one year after their flip and witness the life-changing effects of a Florida-Friendly Landscape. Look back at how the FFL program got its start, unpack the principles critical to the program’s success, and meet the passionate teachers of this environmental movement. Experts share simple ways to help Florida by starting in your own yard. Along the way experience the thrill and excitement of Florida’s most-watched yard series!

This one-hour special will be available here February 24‑26, 2023

Take the Florida-Friendly Pledge

Sign the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ pledge! Signing the pledge signals your commitment to protecting Florida's environment through the implementation of the nine principles:

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

Need help with your Florida-Friendly landscape? There are lots of resources available! Explore the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ website to find how-to guidance and contact information for your local UF/IFAS Extension experts.

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Homeowner Webinar Series

Discover the science behind the FFL program's nine principles in the program's free Homeower's Webinar Series.

Shade Gardening

January 17 11:00 a.m.
Learn about the plants that will thrive in the shade of your Florida yard with Extension Agent Hannah Wooten.



February 21 11:00 a.m.
Chris Marble gives us an overview of mulch – what kind, how much, and more facts to use in your own yard.


Stormwater Ponds

April 18 11:00 a.m.
Join Extension Agent Michelle Atkinson to learn all about stormwater ponds.


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Grow Your Plate Vegetable Gardening Series

Learn tips for edible landscaping, extending the growing season, growing tropical crops, & solving troublesome gardening issues.

January 30 - February 3, 2023 
6:00-7:30 p.m. Eastern Time - online via Zoom


Jan. 30: From Landscape to Table

Jan. 31: Heat Tolerant Vegetables

Feb. 1: Growing Tropical Vegetables

Feb. 2: Growing Vegetables in Small Spaces

Feb. 3: Troubleshooting Vegetable Gardening Issues

Presented by UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County
Learn More & Register

Target audience: Intermediate and advanced vegetable gardeners.

Cost: There are two options for registering to enable everyone to have access regardless of ability to pay. Select the Free Admission option or the General Admission ticket which is a $25.00 non-refundable fee.