Green Industries Best Management Practices
The Florida Friendly Best Management Practices for the Protection of Water Quality by the Green Industries program, commonly known as the “Green Industries Best Management Practices or GI- BMP” was developed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in collaboration with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the green industries.
The program promotes careful consideration of plant selection, irrigation, maintenance, fertilization and pesticide application that does not compromise Florida’s environment.
Fertilizer and Landscape Maintenance Code Comparison Chart
Please click on the image of the comparison chart to see the differences in rules for our local municipalities provided in English and Spanish.
Landscaper Certification Checklist
For a better understanding of the certification processes in Collier County, Naples and Marco Island, as well as obtaining the Urban Landscape Commercial Fertilizer Applicator and Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance License (RoundUp license). Please elect to go through the checklist to increase your understanding and ensure you are in compliance with your county and local regulations.
Mission Statement: Protecting natural resources through innovative strategies that promote sustainable landscaping and stormwater pond management practices in Southwest Florida.
Long Term Goals
- Increase community awareness of Florida Friendly Landscaping (FFL) principles and practices
- Increase knowledge and skills of landowners and managers, lake managers and green industry professionals
- Contribute to/ support efforts to reduce nonpoint source pollution and protect water quality
- Work collaboratively to support and promote FFL principles and practices