The Water Symposium of Florida Inc., in partnership with the City of Marco Island and Big Cypress Basin, held a Ribbon Cutting for the Florida Friendly Landscape Median Demonstration Project at the Marco Island City Hall campus on Monday, May 17. The City, with the participation of the companiesand organizations listed below are setting the example of all of us to follow when planning our own landscaping with water conservation being top priority.
Be water smart when planting in your yard, by remembering to keep the following in mind:
- Right Plant, Right Place
- Water Efficiently
- Fertilize Appropriately- don’t overuse
- Mulch – in this case, just 2 inches of ShellScape
- Attract Wildlife
- Manage Yard Pests
- Reduce Stormwater Runoff
- Protect the Waterfront
The project at City Hall was made possible through partnerships with: Affordable Landscape, Big Cypress Basin, SFWMD, City of Marco Beautification Committee, Collier Soil and Water Conservation District, Gro-Technics Horticultural Consulting, Island Gardeners, J & J Palms, MSA Design Inc., Perkins Nursery, Ramsey, Inc. Ecological Consulting, Shellscape, and TransGro/Superior Plant Company.