Certified Florida Yards
Do you use environmentally friendly landscaping practices? If so, your yard might qualify to be certified as a Certified Florida Yard. This designation recognizes landscapes that follow the principles of the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program, like using the right plant in the right place, fertilizing appropriately and using water conserving procedures.
For a yard to become a Certified Florida Yard, the homeowner is asked to complete a questionnaire. A team of two yard advisors then visits the yard and completes a checklist. If all necessary criteria are met, the homeowner is awarded a "Certified Florida Yard" sign for their yard. If all criteria are not met, the advisors will make recommendations about ways that the homeowner can address problem areas. Yards are re-certified every two years.