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First Certified 'Florida Yard' in Miami-Dade County

Below is a series of photos, taken on 29 March 2001, of  the first Certified 'Florida Yard' in Miami-Dade County. Owned by Carlos and Robin Palomares of Coral Gables, this yard--along with our Florida Yards & Neighborhoods program--is the subject of a feature article by Georgia Tasker in the Tropical Life section of the April 22, 2001 issue of The Miami Herald.

You, too, can have this type of drought-tolerant landscape in your yard--while also saving water, energy, and money! All you need to do is to learn and then apply the following nine principles of the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods program:

  • Right Plant, Right Place
  • Water Efficiently
  • Fertilize Appropriately
  • Maximize Mulch
  • Manage Pests & Diseases Responsibly
  • Recycle Yard Waste
  • Reduce Non-Point Source Pollution
  • Provide for Wildlife
  • Protect the Waterfront

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