Free Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Evaluations for Neighborhood Associations
Creating a low-impact, Florida-friendly landscape can be fun and rewarding. But, where do you start? Hillsborough County Extension offers free evaluation and guidance for neighborhood associations wanting to build beautiful landscapes that help protect Florida's environment.
On-site landscape evaluations offered to officers or board members of neighborhood associations will cover:
The nine principles to a Florida-Friendly Landscaping™
An evaluation of existing landscaping
Information on Senate Bill 2080, the legislation of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™.
Additional elements in the evaluation include:
Overall design, selection and placement of plants
Problem plants, such as diseased trees and invasive, non-native plants
Pest and disease issues; pesticide use on the property
Nutritional deficiencies and the application of fertilizers
Mulch - type, quantity and application
Irrigation (in-ground) sprinkler system operation and time clock settings
This program is available in many counties. For more information, or to schedule an evaluation, contact Maria Carver, at (813) 744-5519, ext. 142, or
. Program information is also available at http://hillsborough_fyn.ifas.ufl.edu/Comm-Assoc-FYN.html.
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Community Association Outreach Program is funded by the Alafia River and Hillsborough River Basin Boards of the Southwest Florida Water Management District and the Hillsborough and Polk County Commissions.