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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute
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Episode #220 | Original Air Date: January 1, 2021

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Florida is surrounded by and contains amazing water bodies. Many homeowners have property adjacent to water, and enjoy the beautiful scenery and fun water-based activities.

Because everything you put in your landscape can wash into the water, waterfront property takes special care.

To protect water bodies from nutrient and pesticide runoff, create a minimum 10-foot wide “maintenance-free zone” between the lawn or landscape and the water body. Don’t mow, fertilize, or use pesticides in this area.

Try adding a selection of Florida-Friendly, low-maintenance plants in this zone. They can help filter out pesticides and fertilizer runoff from adjacent lawns and landscaped areas.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute is a production of the University of Florida’s Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, IFAS Extension, and WUFT-FM in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.