Legally Speaking: Florida-Friendly Landcaping™ in the Managed Community

Classroom B

This session will review current legal issues and HOA disputes regarding FFL implementation, including difficulties with interpretation of the statute, example law suits and outcomes, and review strategies that homeowners and HOA board members can use when working together to install a Florida-Friendly landscape.

This course provides an overview of Florida State Statute 373.185, the legislation concerning Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ and how it affects communities and homeowner associations (HOAs), using experience from FFL/HOA case studies.


Florida DBPR Board of Landscape Architecture Course #0011037, 1 optional credit (FFL provider #0005337)

FNGLA: 1 credit for FNGLA certified horticulture and landscape professionals.

ISA Certified Arborists: Certified Arborists: 1 | Municipal Specialist: 1 BCMA – Management: 1 | TW Climber Specialist: 1 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 1


  • Florida State Statute 373.185
  • Frequently asked questions regarding the statue
  • Common issues that come up between homeowners and HOA boards
  • Homeowner rights and responsibilities when living in a HOA.
  • How the FFL Program has worked with communities to help them reduce their water consumption, fertilizer, and pesticide use.
Communities ISA Cert Arborist LA CE credits