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The Community Landscape  An Environmental Approach  Florida-Friendly Landscaping    Guidelines for Community Associations ...
THE COMMUNITY LANDSCAPE An Environmental Approach  Florida-Friendly Landscaping    GUIDELINES Selecting a Landscape Mainte...
T  he guidelines presented in the Florida-Friendly Landscaping     Guidelines for Community Associations are intended to p...
Florida-Friendly Landscaping    Guidelines  Selecting a Landscape Maintenance Contractor Landscape maintenance is often a ...
     Hiring a contractor will reduce capital outlay for equipment and the associated expenses of equipment maintenance. Mo...
Maintenance Schedule A specific maintenance schedule should be included in the landscape maintenance contract. The schedul...
Homeowner Communication The board of directors should communicate the terms and details of the contract, along with the bo...
The association representative should conduct a detailed, on-site inspection with each contractor. This inspection reduces...
Select a contractor who uses an Integrated Pest Management  IPM  approach. IPM involves treating the landscape as an ecosy...
Florida-Friendly Landscaping    Guidelines  Landscape Maintenance Contract Specifications  PERFORMANCE AND ACTIVITIES The ...
Turf Care 1. Mowing and Edging      All grass must be maintained at the recommended height  see Appendix I , using mulchin...
3. Insect and Disease Control      Select a contractor that uses Integrated Pest Management  IPM  for insect, disease, and...
to remove live, healthy fronds. Discoloration of the lower palm fronds can be a symptom of natural senescence  normal agin...
soil conditions, such as alkaline pH or compacted soils, or damaged and diseased root systems. Deficiencies of specific nu...
     String trimmers will normally be used for year-round weed control in sidewalks, patio areas, parking lots, curbs, and...
Appendix I Type of Grass Mowing Height  inches  St. Augustine    Floratam     St. Augustine  Dwarf varieties   Bermuda  Ba...
Soap flushes are a useful tool for detecting caterpillars, chinch bugs and mole crickets during their infestation periods....
Florida-Friendly Landscaping    SAMPLE INSPECTION REPORT Name _ ______________________________________ Date ______________...
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT  IPM  SAMPLE MONTHLY FIELD REPORT LOCATION REPORTING ON  ______________________________________...
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