Scenes from Yards with Native Landscaping in Northwest Gainesville
Florida-friendly landscapes protect Florida’s unique natural resources by conserving water, reducing waste and pollution, creating wildlife habitat and preventing erosion. Any landscape can be Florida-friendly if it is designed and cared for according to the nine Florida-friendly landscaping principles, which encourage individual expression of landscape beauty. In 2009, The Florida legislator found that the use of Florida-friendly landscaping and other water use and pollution prevention to conserve or protect the state’s water resources serves a compelling public interest and that the participation of homeowners’ association and local governments is essential to the state’s efforts in water conservation and water quality protection and restoration. Make your landscape Florida-friendly — do your part to create a more sustainable Florida!
A variety of seedlings in a raised bed garden
An array of wildflowers
Photography by John Sloan
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