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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

Florida Friendly Landscaping
psst it's exactly the same logo

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute
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Episode #314 | Original Air Date: May 13, 2021

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We all know water is a limited resource and should be used wisely, especially during a drought, but it is still easy to unintentionally overwater our landscapes.

If you can, start your home landscape with drought-tolerant, Florida-Friendly plants that can tolerate dry spells. Before watering, always watch for signs of water need, checking plants for wilt and planting bed soils for dryness.

Water your lawn only when at least a third of it is wilted. Look for folded grass blades and footprints that remain visible.

Finally, use a calibrated and zoned irrigation system that includes a smart controller and uses microirrigation in landscape beds and precision rotors for the lawn.


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.