This one-hour course introduces the nine principles of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program. Learn how to improve landscape maintenance using these principles, and the benefits to communities that have implemented the recommended practices.
This course provides an overview of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ legislation (Florida State Statute 373.185) and how it affects communities and homeowner associations. You will also see how the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program has helped communities across the state reduce their water consumption, fertilizer, and pesticide use, saving both time and money.
Learn how to maintain healthy landscapes that use a minimum of water, fertilizer, and pesticides by following the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program's nine principles. This course covers site considerations for locating plants; using UF/IFAS recommended practices for irrigation, fertilization and pest management; reducing nonpoint source pollution caused by poor landscaping practices; and the benefits these practices bring to your communities.
This overview of Florida-Friendly turfgrass selection and management practices includes: turfgrass species for home lawns and commercial properties; how to select appropriate turfgrass species; shade tolerance; and fertilization, mowing and irrigation Best Management Practices for turfgrass establishment and beyond.
This course explains the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Recognition Program, the components of the Landscape Recognition Checklists for existing home landscapes and new construction, and the rationale behind the recommendations. Florida water quality and quantity issues are also covered, as well using appropriate landscape practices to reduce nonpoint source pollution.
Learn how to create a successful Florida-Friendly Landscape whether you are installing a new landscape or converting an existing traditional Florida yard. This course covers important landscape design considerations as well as the use of turf, hardscape and plant materials in Florida-Friendly landscapes.
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