Have a Florida Yard

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.


Efficient 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.



Link to Florida Yards to learn about Florida Friendly Landscaping                    Visit the Hillsborough County Extension Service FYN Program


TheHillsborough County Cooperative Extension Service, Florida Yards and Neighborhoods (FY&N) programcan help you create a FloridaYard. Call the Extension Service at (813) 744-5519, ext. 144 or visit their website to learn moreabout 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".