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 Landscaping And Native Vegetation 
Landscaping And Native Vegetation

Sanibel Island has its own special landscaping challenges. The City of Sanibel  is trying to keep our island as natural as possible and to ask residents to keep their landscaping plans as natural as possible. This doesn't limit you at all, in fact it opens up lots of options and choices to put together an incredible landscaping project.

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will help you with all aspects of your landscaping. The SCCF manages over 1,300 acres of island property and they can definitely help you with yours. They offer environmental education as well as services offered through their Native Plant Nursery. If you want to take a look at what is actually native to this area they have a full list, including which areas of the island you will find different plant communities.

Living in Florida we all have to deal with those pesky bugs inside our homes, but you don't have to empty an can of Raid every time you see an ant. When thinking pesticide, the best rule of thumb is less is best.
Green Shield Certified services will help you reduce pesticide use and help our environment. You can Click Here to look for a Green Shield Certified Service in this area.

Invasive Exotic Plants
Pests aren't always in the form of a bug. Florida has many invasive exotic plants that try to take over and smother our native vegitation. This website by the "Florida Exotic Peat Plant Council" how to manage invasive plants in natural areas.

Florida Friendly Landscaping
This site lets you look through a
Florida Friendly plant database and also provides an interactive site to help you design your own landscaping online before tackling your project. Give it a try and see if you can get the design just right before starting on the "real" project.


Servicing the Real Estate Needs of Buyers and Sellers on Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

Sarah S. Ashton, Broker Associate, Realtor®
Keller Williams
22440 Palm Ridge Rd, Unit 4
Sanibel, FL 33957

Mobile: 239.691.4915
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