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Florida Landscape Design

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Florida Landscape Design

Environmental protection begins in your yard. Learn about Florida-friendly landscaping, pick up some landscaping tips and see examples of landscape designs. Learn how to transform your yard and lawn into a Florida-friendly landscape design that will be the envy of the neighborhood. Find Florida plants for your landscape and Florida garden. Learn about Florida-friendly plants, including Florida native plants, that require little irrigation or fertilizer, are low maintenance and attract wildlife. If you are a developer or landscaping professional, get the facts about Florida-friendly landscaping and learn how others are responding to consumer demand for low-impact yards.
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Florida Landscape Design

Find Florida plants for your landscape and Florida garden. Learn about Florida-friendly plants, including Florida native plants, that require little irrigation or fertilizer, are low maintenance and attract wildlife.
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Florida Landscape Design

Florida’s miles of coastline and warm weather draw tourists from around the world. Those who live in the Sunshine State have the opportunity to grow magnificent gardens and create wonderful outdoor living spaces. Landscaping your home will not only increase your property value, but also your quality of life. Imagine being able to spend time with friends and family in your own backyard retreat. Popular outdoor living elements include pools, kitchens, and fire features. Florida yards are often landscaped in a tropical style, with palm trees and hammocks creating a resort look. Landscaping concerns specific to Florida include humidity, bugs and hurricanes.
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Florida Landscape Design

Advanced Course Requirement Licensees are required to obtain a minimum of 2 hours of continuing education by completing an approved provider’s specialized or advanced course, approved by the Florida Building Commission, on the Florida Building Code, relating to the licensee’s respective area of practice for future renewals. Licensees are advised to verify the course validity before attending the course.
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Florida Landscape Design

Use this design sheet to help you create the perfect coastal landscape. You’ll get ideas for color, décor, materials, plants and fabric. It is a great starting point for any Florida landscaping project.
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Florida Landscape Design

On November 27, 2014, Rule 61G10-12.002, Florida Administrative Code, was amended to reduce by 25% the initial licensure and biennial renewal fees for Landscape Architects as well as the biennial renewal fees for Certificates of Authorization.
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Florida Landscape Design

Many homeowners desire a beautiful landscape but are often discouraged by the lack of time and money needed to create and care for the garden of their dreams. A pleasing, low-care, low-cost landscape is possible, however, with careful planning, appropriate plant choices, and thoughtful design. Following are four basic time- and money-saving strategies for residential landscapes:
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Florida Landscape Design

The Board of Landscape Architecture is responsible for licensing and regulating landscape architects. The board meets regularly to consider applications for licensure, to review disciplinary cases, and to conduct informal hearings relating to licensure and discipline. The board engages in rulemaking to implement the provisions set forth in its statutes and conducts other general business, as necessary.
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Reporting requirement for criminal convictions As of October 1, 2009, Section 455.227(t), Florida Statutes requires all professional licensees to report to the department within 30 days of being convicted or found guilty of, or having plead nolo contendere or guilty to a crime in any jurisdiction. The statute also requires the reporting of any convictions that occurred prior to October 1, 2009. A licensee who fails to report that information may be subject to disciplinary action, including fines, suspension or license revocation. To report this information, complete the criminal self-reporting document and mail it to the department.
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Homeowners can use some or all of these ideas to create a low-cost, low-care garden. Figure 21 illustrates the layout of a typical yard that incorporates many of the ideas throughout the landscape. The design is unified through the repetition of circles—a simple geometric form that contrasts with the organic plant material. Pathways of gravel, groundcover, and mulch provide access throughout the yard, separate plant beds for a neat look, and organize spaces.
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5. Use plants with a pleasing form. An attractive natural form (Figure 6) reduces the need to trim for appearance. Most plants need some annual pruning for health, but pruning techniques should maintain the natural plant form. For a neat and tidy look, choose plants that naturally maintain a tight and clean form. Or, if you prefer, choose plants with a loose, open form and let them grow naturally. Mixing the forms adds variety and interest to the landscape.
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16. Select outdoor furniture with color and texture. Include rugs, curtains, and pillows to make a patio or porch more interesting and inviting (Figure 15). The patio furniture can set the style theme for the landscape and show your personal style and color preferences. Use durable outdoor materials and fabric that are easy to clean.
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The goal is to do less trimming, weeding, and fertilizing and use less water, energy, and chemicals. The tips below for low-care, low-cost landscapes include ideas for plant selection and organization as well as hardscape selection and design.
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15. Use garden ornaments. Elements other than plants add color and texture to the garden, and maintenance usually requires no more than an annual cleaning. Most ornaments also serve a functional purpose as well, such as providing support for plants or homes for wildlife (Figure 14). Brightly painted bird houses or bird feeders add a splash of color, and trellises add texture and pattern. Carefully select larger ornaments appropriate for the design theme and avoid scattering many small, unrelated ornaments around the yard.
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Packed with design ideas for your backyard and front yard, each issue features amazing gardens, beautiful plants, bold products, and insights from the world’s best designers.Subscribers get up to $36 off the cover price.

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