Florida Yards & Neighborhoods

The Florida Yards and Neighborhoods (FYN) Program is designed to educate homeowners and other community members about the benefits of Florida-friendly landscaping with the help of 9 key principles.

Knowing ways to conserve water and energy in the landscape is a positive step towards helping the environment for future generations to enjoy! You not only reduce your maintenance, but minimize the amount of water, fertilizer and pesticides that need to be applied to your yard.

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Results for the 2016 Recycled Yard Art Contest (Feb)

This was the second year we held the Recycled Yard Art Contest at the Florida State Fair. There were 27 entries submitted, 8 more than last year! Click below for the winners and People's Choice Award.

And the winnders are...

 

Results of the 2015 Recycled Yard Art Contest (Oct)

Hillsborough County Extension Service and the Florida State Fair sponsored a Recycled Yard Art Contest in Oct 2015. Congratulations to all who entered the contest! We had a record breaking number of votes and more entries than ever, especially from children, which is great!

 And the winners are...

 

Results of the 2015 Recycled Yard Art Contest (Feb)

Hillsborough County Extension Service and the Florida State Fair sponsored a Recycled Yard Art Contest in February 2015.  Congratulations to all who entered the contest.

And the winners are...

 

Results of the 2014 Recycled Yard Art Contest

Recycle yard art logo

Hillsborough County Extension Service and the Hillsborough County Fair sponsored the Recycled Yard Art Contest held October 2014. Congratulations to all who entered the contest.

And the winners are...

 

Results of the 2013 Recycled Yard Art Contest

Recycle yard art logo

Hillsborough County Extension Service and the Hillsborough County Fair sponsored the Recycled Yard Art Contest held October 16 through Sunday, October 20, 2013. Congratulations to all who entered the contest.

And the winners are....

 

2013 Property Managers Symposium

UF-IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping Logo

Thursday, November 14, 1-5 p.m.
Plant Science Research and Education Unit at the Frank Stronach Conference Center
2556 West Highway 318, Citra, Florida 32113

More Information and Online Registration

 

Mulching Tips

Great time of year to add mulch to your landscape beds.

 

2013 Community Water-Wise Awards

Does your yard have drought-tolerant plants which allow you to water your landscape once a week or less? Do you have rain barrels or a cistern? If you answered yes to these questions, you may be eligible for a Community 'Water-Wise Award! Visit www.tampabaywaterwise.org for more information on the awards and to enter your landscape.

Also watch these Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards videos...

 

Presentation Handouts from “Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ 101 – Wallet-Wise Watering Tips”

     Ground Covers for Central Florida

     High Color, Low Maintenance and Drought Tolerant Plants

     Retention Ponds

     Your Garden & The Disease Triangle

     Irrigation Audits

     Why Turfgrass Fails

     Best Management Practices (including water quality and fertilizer ordinances)

2012 Recycled Yard Art Contest Winners

Here are the winners for the 2012 Recycled Yard Art Contest.
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