I suppose anyone reading this who has been following the lawsuits and threats against homeowners who wish to install FFL (Florida Friendly Landscape) is probably not surprised to read today’s headline! Continue reading
Earlier this week a Duval County Judge ruled in favor of a Duval couple who had installed new landscaping following the 9 principles of Florida Friendly Landscapes (FFL). Several years ago Dr. and Mrs. Jules Sidle decided to replace their St. Augustine grass with a friendlier and drought tolerant landscape as their home sat on a lot that borders a small lake which drains directly into the Intracoastal Waterway in Jacksonville. Continue reading
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Tagged drought tolerant landscapes, drought tolerant plants, FFL, Florida Friendly Landscape, Florida Statute 373.185, Florida Statute720.3075, Florida Statutes, Gray Robinson PA, HOA lawsuits, HOAs against Florida Friendly Landscaping, HOAs and FS 720.3075, Sydney Ansbacher
I’m pleased to publish this article on Sustainable Energy from a guest writer, Sam Marquit. Sam is an independent “green” contractor and co-author of Fair Marquit Value, a blog on sustainability with guest authors as well.
Sam submitted an article to me which follows along with what I have been trying to introduce to Bed and Breakfast Inns at various speaking engagements…the concept of greening their businesses. For some of the smaller properties it is much harder to get across so I hope Sam’s article will catch the attention of a few more than I have in the past. Continue reading
If you haven’t joined the Facebook group “Homeowners For Florida Friendly Yards” you probably aren’t aware of all the recent conversations about upcoming hearings, more homeowners being sued by their HOAs and increases in HOA Directors’ insurance and huge deductibles after one lawsuit was won by the homeowner. Kudos to all those who continue to help conserve our natural resources and keep from contaminating our water supply by standing their ground! Continue reading