Continuing Education Courses in Florida-Friendly Landscaping™

Introduction to Florida-Friendly Landscaping™

This one-hour course provides an introduction to the nine principles of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program. Upon completion students will: recognize the purpose of the program, understand the importance of following the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program's nine principles, and recognize the benefits to communities. Registration page

Maintenance with Florida-Friendly Landscaping™

This one-hour course provides an overview of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) program. Students will learn the purpose of the FFL program and understand the importance of following the nine principles. The nine principles include how to identify landscape conditions for planting, as well as the practices for irrigation, fertilization, and pest management recommended by UF/IFAS. Students will also identify ways to reduce nonpoint source pollution caused by landscaping practices, and understanding the benefits these practices bring to your communities. Registration page

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Legislation, Codes, and Your Community

This one-hour course provides an overview of the legislation concerning Florida-Friendly Landscaping™. Students will gain a better understanding of Florida State Statute 373.185 and be able to respond to frequently asked questions regarding the statue. This course will give them them the resources to convey the important point that there can be significant water savings by implementing FFL in their communities and understand that the FFL Program has worked with communities to help them reduce their water consumption, fertilizer, and pesticide use. Registration page

Florida-Friendly Turfgrass: Selection and Best Management Practices

This one-hour course is an overview of Florida-Friendly turfgrass and best practices for selection and management. Students will learn how turfgrass is Florida-Friendly, how to select the best choice for home lawns and commercial properties, and best management practices for: fertilization, shade tolerance, mowing, and irrigation. Registration page

You can also find these classes on the UF Professional Development site by using the search term "Florida-Friendly."