FFL for Property Managers & Landscape Professionals

If you are a property manager, HOA board member, community manager or landscape professional we have the resources to help you.

How Can We Help You?

Develop maintenance contracts with your landscape professionalsChange and/or update your HOA deed restrictions and covenants
Assist your landscape review committee
Train your landscaping staff
Train your irrigation manager
Meet with and educate your board and/or community members on how to use FFL practices
to beautify your community
Assist landscape professionals on how to follow the FFL principles

Florida-Friendly Landscape Maintenance

What to look for in a landscape maintenance contract:
http://sarasota.extension.ufl.edu/fyn/Pubs/FYNCommunityGuidelines-Broc.pdf

A list of landscape maintenance professionals certified in Green Industries-Best Management Practices (GI-BMP):
http://fyn.ifas.ufl.edu/professionals/certification_lists/cert_county_name.shtml
 

In-person GI-BMP training classes are held at various Extension offices around the state, industry offices, trade shows and association meetings, public buildings, and many other sites. Click here for the Training Schedule.

Florida Statute 482.1562 states that all commercial fertilizer applicators must have a license from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) by January 1, 2014. To get this license, each Green Industry worker must be trained in the GI-BMPs and receive a certificate of completion from UF/IFAS and FDEP. Additionally, many non-commercial Green Industry applicators or other workers are required to pass the training by local ordinances or voluntarily participate in the program to better serve their clients.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ laws, ordinances and restrictions

State statute, adopted 2009—prohibits HOAs and local governments from 
prohibiting Florida-Friendly Landscaping™:
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0300-0399/0373/Sections/0373.185.html

For the up-to-date version (September 2010) of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Model Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for New and Existing Community Associations, 
click here.

Florida Friendly Guidance Models for Ordinances, Covenants, and Restrictions 
http://fyn.ifas.ufl.edu/professionals/services.htm

A list of considerations for Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ guidelines for architectural review boards. 
http://fyn.ifas.ufl.edu/materials/ARB_FFL_consideration_guidelines03_23_2011.pdf


Do you need plant recommendations for your community?  Here is a list for your community members.  We can also create a specific plant list and design guidelines for your community.
Plant list for deed-restricted communities