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You don't have to be an expert gardener or landscaper 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.

Get started by taking the Florida-friendly landscaping Interactive Tutorial and Quiz. Next, download the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods' handbook below for more detailed information.

Also, be sure to browse the photo gallery for great Florida-friendly yard examples, and check out resources offered through your local UF/IFAS County Extension office including Master Gardener training opportunities by exploring the Toolshed.

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Interactive TutorialFlorida-Friendly Landscaping Quiz
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Take a fun and simple tutorial to learn the principles of low-impact and Florida-friendly landscaping. Answer the quiz afterward to test your knowledge.
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Landscaping Quiz

Already a Florida-friendly landscaping expert? Then take our online quiz now and test your Florida-friendly landscaping knowledge.
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The Florida-friendly Toolshed
Dig deeper to learn more about Florida-friendly landscaping online resources. Make connections in your community with Florida-friendly landscaping experts.

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Check out some great examples of Florida-friendly yards and landscapes to gain some ideas and inspiration for your own landscape.

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Downloadable Resources
Graphic link to download PDF The Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Handbook
A handbook to environmentally sound landscaping practices developed by the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program at the University of Florida/IFAS. (PDF - 5.5MB)
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Download and read the Nine Principles of Florida-friendly landscaping developed by the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program at the University of Florida/IFAS. (PDF 1.3MB)
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