Teaching residents of Polk County how to reduce water use, protect our natural resources, save money and
create beautiful landscapes.

Florida-Friendly Landscapes

What does a Florida-Friendly yard look like?  Check out  these photos..


What you need to know about designing, installing and maintaining a Florida-Friendly yard...

Professional Services

FFL information on ordinances, statutes, maintenance and professional services offered by the Polk County FFL program...

New Polk County Residents

Useful information about gardening, landscaping and lawn care for new residents....

Frequently Asked Questions

Publications that can answer some of your questions about FFL...



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Contact the Polk County Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

Phone: (863) 519-1068
Email: jafranklin@ufl.edu

Find a Florida-Friendly Landscape Professional

Homeowners and businesses are looking for landscaping companies that practice Florida-Friendly principles. More...

Where to Get Rain Barrels

Please note that the Polk County Extension Service does not sell rain barrels.  Rain barrels are made available for purchase only to individuals who attend educational workshops.  Retail barrel supplies can be found by looking under the listings for "Barrels and Drums" in your local yellow pages.  For instructions to create your own rain barrel, download the Rain Barrel Guide.

Polk County
Fertilizer Ordinance

For more information on Polk County's fertilizer ordinance download this informational brochure.