- Creating a Florida Friendly Yard
- Interactive Landscaping Yard
- Interactive Living Landscaping Program
- Landscaping Handbook
- Landscaping Guide for Community, Associations and Residents
- Youth Education & Outreach Programs
TWO FREE workshops. The first one is on December 10, 2013 from 2:00pm - 3:30 pm. Florida Friendly Fertilizing: Fertilization of your lawn and landscape can be complicated. Using several steps including soil testing, when and how to apply fertilizers and effective irrigation practices after application are essential. Often, too much fertilizer is more damaging than none at all.
The second class will discuss basic gardening principles on December 17, 2013 from 12:00pm - 2:30 pm. 9 Basic Principles: When gardening, always start with the basics. The University of Florida has developed 9 basic principles which we can apply to our successful gardening practices. Selection of materials, appropriate fertilization and pest control practices, mulching and stewardship of natural resource protection are Florida Friendly and are encourage through this program.
Classes are held at the Citrus County Extension Service Building located at 3650 W Sovereign Path in Lecanto. Please contact Steven Davis at 352 527-5708 to confirm your participation.
Did you know... that each year, the Citrus County Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program conducts educational initiatives throught the community to encourage youth to adopt water conserving behaviors?read more...
In 2012, the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods team connected with 3,532 youth, through sixty-nine educational programs.
9 Florida-Friendly Principles
The Secret to being satisfied with your landscape design is to follow a logical planning process. Follow the steps below, in conjunction with the Florida Yardstick Workbook to help you create a Florida Friendly landscape.9 Fl. Friendly Principles
Make Your Own Rainbarrel
Rainwater harvesting is always beneficial, whether the water is used to water one houseplant or an entire garden. Also, the act of collecting rainwater can be an inspiration to find other ways to conserve water around the home.Rainbarrel Instructions
Florida-Friendly Plant Database
Identify the Florida-friendly plants, including Florida native plants, that will work in your yard or landscape design. The plants included in this database are available at nurseries throughout Florida.Fl. Friendly Plant Database
The use of rain gauges & sensors.
FY&N offers classes and workshops to help residents create and maintain Florida Friendly landscapes. Let FYN help you create a yard you can be proud of and that protects Florida's fragile environment.
FY&N can help you transform your yard into a beautiful oasis that will not only conserve precious water resources and reduce pollution, but will also help you save time, energy and money and preserve Florida's natural environment for future generations. FY&N encourages "Florida Friendly" yards and landscapes by promoting basic landscaping principles to Floridians.
The FY&N program addresses the serious problems of pollution, water shortages and disappearing habitats by enlisting Floridians in the battle to save our natural environment.