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Guide to Florida-friendly landscaping: Florida yards and neighborhoods handbook

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Resources, Environmental Horticulture Dept.
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Handbook.indd A Guide to Florida-Friendly Landscaping Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Handbook Create a Florida-Friendly Yard Yards and landscapes can be a positive asset to Florida. You can design and maintain your own Florida-Friendly Yard by following the simple, common sense practices in this book. You will learn the basics of designing a landscape featuring carefully selected plants suited to Florida’s unique climate, natural conditions and wildlife. We offer you cost-saving tips that, if implemented prop- erly, will help you reduce water, fertilizer and pesticide use. There is also a helpful section for waterfront homeowners that addresses the special concerns of shoreline landscape management. Whether you are starting from scratch with a new land- scape or considering changes to an existing yard, the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Handbook offers helpful concepts, tools and techniques for creating your own Flor- ida-Friendly Yard. We hope you enjoy the publication and we look forward to assisting you in creating an aesthetically pleasing landscape that will also help to protect Florida’s natural resources. http://fyn.ifas.ufl .edu Contributors and Reviewers: Amy Alexander, Dale Armstrong, Ben Bolusky, Eileen Buss, Chris Claus, Patty Connolly, Dan Culbert, Tracy Floyd, Allen Garner, Jennifer Gillett, Edward Gilman, Hugh Gramling, Paul Hinchcliff, Mike Holsinger, Mary Hoppe, Adrian Hunsberger, Carol Keiper-Bennett, Christine Kelly-Begazo, William H. Kern, Jr., Gary Knox, Barbra Larson, Mickey MacDonald, David Marshall, Julie Martens, Rebecca McNair, Russell Mizell, Terril Nell, Sydney Park-Brown, Marina Pryce, Gale Robinson, Kathleen Ruppert, Fred Santana, Michael Scheinkman, Bart Schutzman, Mark Shelby, Heidi Smith, John Stevely, Michael Thomas, Laurie Trenholm, Brian Unruh, Teresa Watkins, Celeste White, Tom Wichman and Ray Zerba. Funding was also provided by a grant from the Southwest Florida

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