Florida-Friendly Landscaping 101

You don’t have to be an expert gardener or landscaper to create a Florida-friendly yard. All it takes is a willingness to learn and a desire to build a beautiful yard that helps protect Florida’s environment.

Get started by taking the Florida-friendly landscaping Interactive Tutorial and Quiz. Next, download the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods’ handbook below for more detailed information.

Also, be sure to browse the photo gallery for great Florida-friendly yard examples, and check out resources offered through your local UF/IFAS County Extension office including Master Gardener training opportunities by exploring the Toolshed.

Interactive Tutorial

Principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping

We’ve designed a fun and simple tutorial to teach some of the principles of low-impact and Florida-friendly landscaping.

Go through the tutorials below and then take a quiz to test your knowledge. Get started know by clicking on the tutorial links below. Already a Florida-friendly landscaping expert? Then take our online quiz now.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping Quiz

Already a Florida-friendly landscaping expert? Then take our online quiz now and test your Florida-friendly landscaping knowledge.

The Florida-friendly Toolshed

Dig deeper to learn more about Florida-friendly landscaping online resources. Make connections in your community with Florida-friendly landscaping experts.

Downloadable Resources

The Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Handbook

A handbook to environmentally sound landscaping practices developed by the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program at the University of Florida/IFAS. (PDF – 5.5MB)

Nine Principles for Florida-friendly Landscaping

Download and read the Nine Principles of Florida-friendly landscaping developed by the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program at the University of Florida/IFAS. (PDF 1.3MB)