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The District supports specialized assistance on Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) to community and condominium association boards and property managers in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties. FFL programs in Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Levy, Manatee, Marion and Sarasota counties and The Villages in Sumter County focus on education to homeowners but also provide outreach to community and condominium association boards.

Outreach by FFL community association coordinators includes landscape site visits to evaluate:

  1. Plant health and maintenance issues
  2. Opportunities to reduce water consumption
  3. Landscape design changes
  4. Landscape maintenance contracts
  5. Association deed restrictions relating to landscape issues

Following the site evaluation, a report that includes recommendations for changes to the landscape is provided to the association board.

Get help from our FFL Coordinators who specialize in outreach to Homeowners/Community Associations

Chris Dewey
Pasco County
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Program
(813) 929-2716

Doris Heitzmann
Pinellas County
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Program
(727) 582-2422

Julie Hirst
Hillsborough & Polk counties
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Program
(813) 744-5519, ext. 54142


Contact a Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ coordinator in your county.

Learn more about Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ and Senate Bill 2080, go to pages 6–7.

Read a District fact sheet on SB2080.

Visit the University of Florida’s Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ website.

View model Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ covenants. Order a copy from the Department of Environmental Protection.

See how associations have saved water and money through Florida-Friendly Landscaping™.

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