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FFL - Maintenance


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Full course description

Learn how to maintain healthy landscapes that use a minimum of water, fertilizer, and pesticides by following the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program's nine principles. This course covers site considerations for locating plants; using UF/IFAS recommended practices for irrigation, fertilization and pest management; reducing nonpoint source pollution caused by poor landscaping practices; and the benefits these practices bring to your communities.

This online course provides convenient and affordable continuing education for Landscape Architects, FNGLA Certified Professionals, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Certified Professionals and FDACS Limited Urban Fertilizer Applicator Certificate holders.

The online courses are self-paced and can be completed on your mobile device or computer. Each one-hour course provides one CEU.

This course consists of nine short videos, a short reading, and a course test. You must score at least 70% on the course test to earn your certificate of completion. Information about how to view and print your certificate of completion will be available after you've passed the course test and submitted the course survey.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define factors to put the “Right Plant” for the “Right Place”.
  • Distinguish when and how to irrigate to reduce water use and nonpoint source pollution.
  • Recognize fertilization practices that reduce nonpoint source pollution.
  • Define and incorporate Integrated Pest Management into pest management practices.
  • Identify FFL appropriate mulching, mowing, and pruning practices.
  • Recognize how to protect the waterfront from nonpoint source pollution caused by landscaping practices.


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