How-to-videos

Take a look at our collection of short videos to help you design and care for your own Florida Yard.

MAINTAINING YOUR BACKYARD POND

Be Floridian partners Dave and Lisa Burns of The Backyard Getaway answer the most commonly asked questions about backyard ponds and water features.

FLORIDA-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING™ SUCCESS STORIES

Produced by the Southwest Florida Water Management District, this video highlights the benefits of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™. Learn how communities, developers and landscape professionals have embraced Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ practices.

MOW IT RIGHT: LAWN MAINTENANCE FOR TRUE FLORIDIANS

Be Floridian partner John Pfeiffer of Pampered Yards LLC offers tips for mowing and watering your lawn the right way.

BE FLORIDIAN PRESENTS: WORKING WITH HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATIONS

Tips from Gardening Coach Pam Brown on working with your Homeowner Association to install a Florida-Friendly Yard in a deed-restricted community

USING GROUNDCOVERS INSTEAD OF TURFGRASS

Be Floridian partner Laurel Schiller of Florida Native Plants Nursery in Sarasota describes four native and one non-native, Florida-friendly groundcover that can be used instead of grass. These groundcovers can replace a lawn entirely, or be planted in areas of a yard where grass won't grow.

ORGANIC LAWN CARE

Be Floridian partner Matt Esker of Florida Organic Lawn shows you how to use natural compost to enhance your soil for a healthier lawn.

RIGHT PLANT, RIGHT PLACE

OK, we keep telling you to follow the "Right Plant, Right Place" principle. In fact, it's probably the single most important element of a True Floridian's yard. But what the heck does this mean? Watch and find out!

ALTERNATIVES TO TURFGRASS

A true Florida Yard is not dominated by grass. It may have little turfgrass, or even no grass at all. Explore some attractive, drought-tolerant and easy-care alternatives to plain old grass in this video from Pinellas Extension.

SALT TOLERANT PLANTS FOR OUR REGION

Learn about what types of trees, shrubs, flowers and groundcovers grow well in salty, coastal environments in this video from Pinellas County Extension.