Have a Florida Yard
What is a Water-Wise Florida Yard?
Right plant - right place
Florida-friendly plants are better adapted to our climate and require less water and maintenance. They are also more likely to thrive without frequent fertilizer and pesticide application.
Stormwater runoff prevention
Adding features to your landscape that retain rain water on your property reduces the amount of pollutants that reach our waterways and minimizes the need for additional irrigation.
Inspecting your irrigation system regularly helps ensure efficient operation. Even well-designed systems should be inspected for leaks, broken parts, and proper adjustment of controllers.
The Hillsborough County Cooperative Extension Service, Florida Yards and Neighborhoods (FY&N) program can help you create a Florida Yard. Call the Extension Service at (813) 744-5519, ext. 144 or visit their website to learn more about Florida-friendly Landscaping and how to receive a free FY&N packet, and for information about upcoming workshops.
Florida Statute 720.3075 states that
"Homeowners' association documents, including declarations of covenants,
articles of incorporation, or bylaws, may not prohibit or be enforced so as
to prohibit any property owner from implementing Florida-friendly
landscaping, as defined in s. 373.185(1), on his or her land".
(page last reviewed: 11/22/13)