Purchase a Florida-friendly plant
How does this action
help our Lagoon?
Choosing Florida-friendly plants allows your yard to coexist with nature, rather than compete with it. Non-native landscaping requires fertilizer and pesticide applications in addition to excess irrigation to survive. Nutrients from these applications make their way into the lagoon when rain and irrigation wash them into storm drains and groundwater, leading to algae blooms and other detrimental health effects. Florida-friendly plants actually restore balance and biodiversity by providing habitats for birds and pollinators. Further, native yards require much less maintenance—saving you time and money!
Be the pride of your neighborhood by working your way towards a Lagoon Friendly Lawn! Learn about this program by Keep Brevard Beautiful. Already have a Lagoon Friendly Lawn? Earn Lagoon Loyal points!
Upload a photo of your receipt for proof of a Florida-friendly plant purchase.
Unsure of what types of plants are Florida-friendly?
- Click here to view the Florida-friendly plants list put together by Keep Brevard Beautiful (pdf)
- Visit your local plant nursery for advice
- Attend your city’s sustainability meetings for additional knowledge
Be sure to capture the following on your receipt: