ET Landscaping Conforms to the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Legislation

Florida had been under water throughout most of its history, and has a wide variety of soils, such as red clay soils in the upper Florida Panhandle, deep sands on the ridge, poorly drained, sandy soils in the Flatwoods, organic soils in the northern Everglades and the shallow, lime rock-influenced soils in the extreme South Florida.

With the continued growth of urban lands or cities, these had opened competition for water and put pressure on land prices. Florida’s public agencies are now undergoing increasing pressure to protect and manage publics in order to support the water supply, the environment, and recreation. Florida is a wonderful land but also a very fragile land where a lot of people made it their home and many others come to visit the place due to its adaptable climate. Wise decisions had to be made in order to protect Florida for the future generations.

Since Florida had increased urbanization, coastal development and population, these had taxed the state’s water resources. The legislation was passed in 2009 for Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) to address quality landscapes to conserve water, to protect the environment, adaptable to local conditions and drought tolerant.

These landscaping principles include efficient watering, planting the right plant in the right place, mulching, appropriate fertilization, responsible management of yard pests, the attraction of wildlife, reduction of stormwater runoff, recycling yard waste and waterfront protection. There are additional components to practice landscape planning and design, the appropriate use of solid waste compost, soil analysis, proper maintenance and minimizing irrigation.

ET Landscaping had been in the landscaping industry for over 30 years and had been a strict follower of the FFL legislation. The company adheres that a typical FFL offers a diversity of vegetation that is appropriate to the conditions of the yard or ground that may include turfgrass and landscaped beds with shrubs, grasses, trees, and groundcovers. Any landscaping endeavor can be considered FFL as long as the design, maintenance and care conform to the nine FFL principles. Poorly maintained, unkempt landscapes and nuisance grounds aren’t considered Florida-Friendly.

ET Landscaping offers services in the area of South Florida including, Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Parkland, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Deerfield Beach. This area is composed of shallow, lime rock- influenced soils and ET Landscaping designs and maintenance are influenced by a wide knowledge of the flora and fauna of the area. The company offers services such as landscaping, lawn maintenance, sod grass installation/maintenance, tree removal, tree trimming, stump grinding, fertilizing, sprinkler repair and much more.

ET Landscaping is located at 5379 Lyons Rd #143 Coconut Creek, FL 33073. Contact Eddie Deckelmann at phone number 954-725-0213 or send an email to For additional information, visit their website at

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