Florida Friendly Landscaping

While Florida Nature Guide is not designed or intended to be primarily a resource for homeowner interests, our research occasionally uncovers an article which touches on both nature and homeowner concerns. The Florida Friendly Landscaping Guide produced by the University of Florida (and available for free) is one of these resources. This informative landscaping guide provides useful information for naturalist concerns and can also be a great tool to identify flora which is native to Florida.

Anyone seeking to take an ecologically sound approach to landscaping their home or business property will find this publication to be one of the best guides available to Florida residents. The Florida Friendly Landscaping Guide includes more than 110 pages of colorful, clear, concise, and easy to follow information about a wide variety of plants including:

  • Soil, Water, Sun Requirements
  • Wildlife Attractant Qualities (Bird, Butterfly, Hummingbirds)
  • Growing Habits
  • Flowering Period
  • Florida Planting Zone Recommendations
  • …. more

The guide has been uploaded to the Florida Nature Guide website for easy access by our visitors. Download by clicking on this link to the Florida Friendly Landscaping Guide. The publication will take about a minute to download at high speed internet connection, so be patient. It is in Adobe PDF format and requires compatible reader installed. Once downloaded, you can view, print or save for future reference.

This guide is really a “must have” for those wanting to do some landscaping in Florida.


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