Florida Yards & Neighborhoods
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods (FYN) provides education on principles throughout the county to homeowners, landscape maintenance firms, municipalities, and other groups.
The nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping:
|Right Plant, Right Place||Manage Yard Pests Responsibly|
|Water Efficiently||Recycle Yard Waste|
|Fertilize Appropriately||Reduce Stormwater Runoff|
|Mulch||Protect the Waterfront|
For additional information, videos, and interesting updates please visit the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Blog titled Green Yards Miami.
Florida-friendly Yards can take any form, from highly
manicured to more natural. How you maintain your yard is what ultimately determines if it is Florida-friendly.
Think your yard may be Florida-Friendly?
Yards are evaluated based on a checklist of Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM (FFL) practices. By meeting the minimum requirements and collecting at least 50 points, your yard can be certified. Owners of Florida-friendly yards receive a sign to display in the yard and a certificate.
Don't meet the minimum requirement for certification? No need to worry, click here for resources that will assist you.
Irrigation assessments are performed by the Urban Conservation Unit for homeowners and large properties. Participants can receive rebates for retrofitting the irrigation system to improve water efficiency. Homeowners can receive up to $500 for up to 5 years. Large Properties can receive up to $2,850 for one year and a smart contoller if applicable.
Sign up and receive:
- a free irrigation assessment
- a rebate for retrofitting your irrigation system to improve efficiency
Participants must fill out the application form below and receive the irrigation assessment before retrofitting the irrigation system.
Join today and commit to protecting our water resources!
Guides to improving your irrigation system:
Florida Backyard Wildlife Habitat
The University of Florida "Backyard Wildlife Habitat" Program is a second yard certification available. The certification is for residents interested in attracting or providing a refuge for wildlife in their own yards.
If you are interested in having your yard certified as a “Florida Backyard Wildlife Habitat” just click here to download the application. Since this program is not local there is a $5.00 fee for the cost of the sign once you have been certified. Please make check payable to: University of Florida
Contact the Team
For more information about any of these programs, please feel free to contact: 305.248.3311
FYN Program Assistant
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