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Free tips to enhance your South Florida yard

Enhance your yard, patio and indoor areas with plants, including native species and edibles. Lots of free information is available for South Florida residents, such as  tips on selecting the perfect plants for a particular area.  For personalized information, landscaping experts from extension offices in Miami-Dade, Broward & West Palm Beach answer questions via phone and email.

Lots of other useful information is online for free.

Photo: Teresa Mears. Atala butterfly on native coontie plant.

Master gardeners from extension offices in Dade, Broward and greater Palm Beach

  • Palm Beach County: 561-233-1750, email questions and photos to
  • Broward County: 954-756-8533, email questions and photos to
  • Miami-Dade County: 305-248-3311, ext. 228; email questions and photos to

Other resources include:

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences

(Photo/UF IFAS)


Indoor plants: Tips for radishes, lettuce & other edibles

Rebates for irrigation for eligible Broward residents

Other landscaping information

(Photo/Bonnet House)

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