A landscaping crew, shovels poised, is about to replace gravel and depleted soil with nutritious black compost and plant attractive greenery as a haven for bees and butterflies. Flip My Florida Yard, a reality TV series that features households having their yards flipped by professional landscapers, shows Florida homeowners how to conserve water, emphasizing planting native shrubs and grasses which need less water and less fertilizer, replacing turf grass with shrubbery beds, and installing water-efficient irrigation systems. Such Florida-friendly landscapes conserve 70% more water than traditional landscapes in their first year, and more than 80% over three subsequent years, saving homeowners money on their water bills and less time on yard care. Every episode brings in an agent from the local Extension office, which offers free resources and advice to homeowners on caring for Florida-friendly lawns.

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