Tag Archive: Landscaping

Landscaping in Coastal Areas

Salt shear and onshore breezes often cause coastal maritime forests to grow at a slant away from the coast. Credit: Florida Master Naturalist Program People from other parts of the country often move into Florida with expectations of their landscape beyond its capabilities. Those gorgeous peonies that grew up north or the perfect tomatoes they …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/landscaping-in-coastal-areas/

Waterfront Landscaping

A waterfront buffer zone may include a raised berm with native vegetation to slow runoff from a yard before entering the water. Photo credit: Carrie Stevenson A taste of spring weather has arrived, and people will soon be filling the home improvement stores and getting ready for outdoor projects. If you live on the water …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/17/waterfront-landscaping/

Florida-Friendly Landscaping is the Law!

  It doesn’t take expert gardeners or landscapers to create a Florida-friendly yard.  All it takes is a willingness to learn and a desire to build a beautiful yard that helps protect Florida’s environment.  Florida-friendly landscaping is now part of state law. Florida Statute 373.185 prohibits government entities and homeowners associations from enacting or enforcing any …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/11/florida-friendly-landscaping-is-the-law/

Landscaping Before the Storm

Few things move a local homeowner into action faster than a big storm moving into the Gulf of Mexico.  After filling up at gas stations and running out to home improvement stores, many start trimming limbs and removing trees. The destructive tornadoes in the Midwest this spring may cause anxiety about having mature trees in a yard. It is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/30/landscaping-before-the-storm/