Educational Services

Home Landscaping PhotoFlorida Yards & Neighborhoods and UF/IFAS Extension provide a broad range of educational support for professionals who plan to create and maintain Florida-friendly landscapes. FYN currently provides support for the following professionals*:

* Services vary by county. Contact your local county extension office or the state FYN office for more information.

Builders and Developers

Landscape Architects

  • Sample plant lists and designs for four Florida Regions
    —North, North Central, South Central, and South:
  • The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Guide to Plant Selection & Landscape Design, 1st ed. (2010) The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Guide to Plant Selection and Landscape Design 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.
  • Community ButterflyScaping: How to have a large-scale butterfly habitat.

    Learn how to make your community more Florida-Friendly, and possibly more marketable, by going beyond butterfly gardening with Community ButterflyScaping. Community ButterflyScaping encourages the community-wide preservation and planting of butterfly host vegetation...
  • Landscape Architecture CEUs

These four PowerPoint modules (.ppt files) on Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ originally were developed for a class for landscape architects, but everyone will find them helpful.

These modules require Microsoft PowerPoint or a free download of Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer.

  • Review of plans and as-built landscape and irrigation systems and plant lists to assist in compliance with local regulations and Florida-friendly principles

Landscape and Irrigation Contractors

Landscape Maintenance Professionals