Community Associations and Property Managers

Success with Florida-Friendly!

See how other communities have had success with FFL:
Creating Florida-Friendly Communities e-Newsletter

Florida-Friendly Landscape Maintenance

What to look for in a landscape maintenance contract:
Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Guidelines for Community Associations (pdf)

Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) Certification List

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ laws, ordinances and restrictions

State statute, adopted 2009—prohibits HOAs and local governments from prohibiting Florida-Friendly Landscaping™:
Florida Statutes 373.185 - Local Florida-friendly landscaping ordinances

Updated version of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Model Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for New and Existing Community Associations
Model Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions - September 2010

Model Ordinance for Florida-Friendly Fertilizer Use on Urban Landscapes
Model Fertilizer Ordinances - September 2010

A list of considerations for Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ guidelines for architectural review boards.
FFL guidelines for Existing Communities

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™

The Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Handbook provides the basics of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ with a summary of the nine principles.

The FYN Yard Recognition Checklist provides homeowner criteria for the Florida-Friendly Landscaping yard recognition program.

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Guide to Plant Selection & Landscape Design (1st ed. 2010) is intended as a companion to The Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Handbook (4th ed., 2009). This guide is intended for homeowners who want to take the next step and design their own Florida-Friendly Landscapes. Included in this book is information on landscape design strategies, a landscape planning worksheet, and the FFL Plant List containing many of the UF/IFAS-recommended Florida-Friendly plants for each region of the state.

Thinking about converting to a Florida-Friendly Landscape? Get easy step-by-step directions that spread the effort over time and budgets: See "Adopting a Florida-Friendly Landscape: Steps for Converting a Typical Development Landscape to a Florida-Friendly Landscape." (EDIS publication ENH1135, 2009/2012)

Incorporate the nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping with a new concept developed at UF/IFAS: Community ButterflyScaping: How to move beyond butterfly gardening to create a large-scale butterfly habitat.

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