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Lilly Browning
Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program Coordinator

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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™

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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) means using low-maintenance plants and environmentally sustainable practices. Learn how you can have a beautiful landscape that could save you time, energy and money while protecting our future. Hernando County Utilities funds Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in Hernando County through the Water Conservation Department. Classes are held to educate citizens about FFL practices and how to save water and money in their landscapes.

Please see our calendar for a list of classes and visit our Facebook page.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping Classes       Rain Barrell Workshops

Watch the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Annual Workshop here!Presentations by Lilly Browning, BJ Jarvis, Stephen Turnipseed and Carmen Bruno.

July – Sept 2019 Classes and Workshops

October - December Classes and Workshops

RAIN BARREL WORKSHOPS

Registration Required - 352-540-6230
All Sales Final—No Refund, No Exchange Only Checks Accepted
Recycle water! Learn the best techniques in harvesting rain water for use on your landscape.
Rain Barrels—$50 Attendance at a workshop is mandatory to purchase a rain barrel. HCUD customers receive a one-time credit of $25 on their water bill for attending a workshop and installing a barrel at their home.
Payment is due in advance with CHECKS ONLY. Write checks out to HCUD.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 AT 10:30 AM

Hernando County Utilities Department 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 AT 10:30 AM

Spring Hill Library
9220 Spring Hill Dr., Spring Hill, FL 34608

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 AT 10:30 AM

Hernando County Utilities Department 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613


Florida Friendly Landscaping Classes

CHINSEGUT CONSERVATION CENTER
23212 LAKE LINDSEY RD. BROOKSVILLE FL

FRIDAY, JULY 5 AT 10:00 AM

THIS, NOT THAT – BEAUTIFUL NATIVES TO REPLACE PROBLEM PLANTS
Lilly Browning

Participants will learn about invasive exotic plants; why they are harmful, and specific native plants which are better options.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 AT 10:00 AM

FLORIDA-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING FOR KIDS BOOK REVEAL AND REVIEW
Master Gardener, Kim Cotrell

Kim Cotrell and IFAS have created a Florida- Friendly Landscaping book just for kids! Join Ms. Cotrell as she presents a draft of the publication. Bring the kids to review this exciting new book!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 AT 10:00 AM

FALL BLOOMING NATIVES
Master Gardener, Rita Grant

Join Rita as she discusses the awesome varieties of native plants that bring Autumn to life in central Florida. Learn how to incorporate more natives into your landscape, which will reduce your workload and increase your wildlife population.

SPRING HILL BRANCH LIBRARY
9220 SPRING HILL DR, SPRING HILL FL

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 AT 10: 30 AM

MUCH ADO ABOUT MULCH
Lilly Browning

What kind of mulch should I use? How much mulch should I use? Will it attract bugs? What about rubber mulch or rocks? All of these questions and more will be answered at this informative class.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 AT 10: 30 AM

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR FLORIDA LAWN
Lilly Browning

Some of us in Florida have a “diverse lawn area’ with patches of turf and ‘weeds’. Some others are held to a stricter standard by their community. Learn how to care for your lawn in the most resource- efficient manner. Water, mowing heights and disease will be discussed.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 AT 10:30 AM

HOW TO BECOME FRIENDS WITH FLORIDA- FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING
Master Gardener Kim Cotrell

Learn how to convert your landscape into a low-maintenance, budget-friendly, water-wise oasis.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 AT 10:30 AM

FALL VEGETABLE GARDENING
Dr. William Lester

Dr. Lester will discuss how to grow Fall vegetables in central Florida. What to plant, insect control, watering and more will be covered. Attend this class and reap the benefits!

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 AT 10:30 AM

STUMP THE EXPERT
Dr. William Lester and Volunteer Master Gardeners

It is you turn to ask as many questions as you want! Ask away about lawns, trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, edible crops, native plants, invasive species, what grows here, etc. Find out if you can stump of University of Florida/IFAS experts!

WEST HERNANDO LIBRARY
6335 BLACKBIRD AV., BROOKSVILLE FL

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 AT 10:30 AM

HOW TO HAVE A CRITTER-FRIENDLY YARD
Lilly Browning

Participants will learn about Florida-Friendly Landscaping Principle Number Five – Attract Wildlife. How to bring more life to your landscape will be discussed.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 AT 10:30 AM

SIMPLE STEPS TO A FLORIDA-FRIENDLY YARD
Lilly Browning

Trying to have a nice yard can be over-whelming. This class will help you take a few simple steps that will make a big impact in your landscape.

 

HERNANDO COUNTY UTILITIES
15365 CORTEZ BLVD, BROOKSVILLE, FL

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 AT 10:30 AM

MASTER GARDENER SECRETS – REVEALED!
Master Gardeners Bernie and Sue Bathauer

Do you feel like your Florida yard is keeping secrets from you in how to care for it? Learn from some volunteers who continually learn how to crack the code! Let their experience be your guide.

 


Volunteer Master Gardeners are available to answer your lawn and gardening questions at the

Hernando County UF/IFAS Extension Office: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Physical Address: 16110 Aviation Loop Drive Brooksville, FL 34604
Phone: (352) 754-4433

Mailing Address: PO Box 15427 Brooksville, FL 34604

Master Gardener Nursery
19490 Oliver St., Brooksville Wednesday and Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Free educational materials and resources are available at the Extension office as well
as online at these web sites:

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™
https://www.hernandocounty.us/departments/departments-n-z/utilities-department/florida-friendly-landscaping

http://www.hernandocounty.us/utils

Publications:

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu

http://www.WaterMatters.org/publications

www.facebook.com/HernandoFFLProgram

www.facebook.com/HernandoExt

The Hernando County Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is funded by the Hernando County Utilities Department.