Getting Started with Florida-Friendly Landscaping™
This article covers the legislative definition, as well as answering some questions about the legislation. More...
Rainbarrel Workshops held in Oxford and Bushnell. More...
List of Prohibited and non-recommended plants for Florida. Protect our native species and environment by learning what plants to avoid. More...
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)
Sumter County fact sheet that explains the benefits of using organic mulch and how to prevent “Volcano Mulching". More... (1MB pdf)
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
- 1. Right Plant, Right Place
- 2. Water Efficiently
- 3. Fertilize Appropriately
- 4. Mulch
- 5. Attract Wildlife
- 6. Manage Yard Pests Responsibly
- 7. Recycle
- 8. Reduce Storm
- 9.Protect the Waterfront
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.