Getting Started with Florida-Friendly Landscaping™

gavel2009 FFL Legislation:
Questions & Answers

This article covers the legislative definition, as well as answering some questions about the legislation. More...

Water-wise plantWater-Wise Plants for Sumter County

Brochure that lists favorite Florida-Friendly plants used in Sumter County that are drought tolerant, when planted in the right place. More... (1.86MB pdf)


organic mulchOrganic Mulch

Sumter County fact sheet that explains the benefits of using organic mulch and how to prevent “Volcano Mulching". More... (1MB pdf)

winter annualsWinter Annuals for Fall color

Sumter  County Fact sheet that explains which annuals to plant in Winter and how to keep them healthy and blooming longer. More... (1.2MB pdf)

The Nine FFL Principles

See the new E-learning Articulate presentation.

Mowing Your Lawn

Mow lawns high to encourage a more pest resistant and drought tolerant root system.  Maintain Empire Zoysia grass between 2”-3” and St. Augustine grass between 3”- 4”. Cut no more than 1/3 the height of the grass blade with each mowing.