SINGLE FAMILY LANDSCAPE REQUIREMENTS SUMMARY
Note: Corner lot have special conditions. (Refer to section 98-80 of the Land Development Code for details).
• For lot widths 100 ft. or less: 3 trees and foundation planting (2 of the trees in front, 1 Canopy & 1 Flowering, 3rd may be Small)
• For the widths 100 ft. or more: 4 trees and foundation planting (3 of the trees in front, 1 Canopy & 1 Flowering, 4th may be Small)
• Shade trees to be a min. 12ft. tall, 5ft. spread and 2 inches diameter. Trees shall be grade # 1 with a single, strong leader.
• Flowering trees size varies based on species.
• Palms to have a min. 6 ft. gray wood (mature trunk); Palms may be substituted for trees; however, three palms (clustered together) equal 1 tree. Only one tree may be replaced with palms.
• Approved tree list is available online or upon request.
• Shrubs to be a minimum of 24 inches in height and 18 inches spread.
• Permit is required for trees/ palm over 10 feet tall; Permit fee is waived for single family home owners, residing on their property.
• Black Olive trees will be considered for approval for removal provided the property meets minimum code requirement for trees.
Sod, mulch, planting, staking
• St. Augustine sod and irrigation is required in the swale area or to the edge of waterline (max 30 ft.) if property abuts a water body.
• Mulch, at 3 inches thick is required in beds and within 24 inches of trees, (keep mulch away from trunk).
• Permanent sod or approved low groundcover is required in all areas not structure, walk or driveway. This sod will require irrigation to survive; the groundcover will only need to be established.
• An automatic irrigation system is not required for single family residential, however it is highly recommended to keep your sod and other plantings alive.
DO NOT PLANT
• Trees under or near FPL overhead lines. Guidelines are available at the Landscape Division.
• Trees with large nuts, messy berries/fruits/sap or spines anywhere near the driveways or public sidewalks, like Black Olive (drops berries), Mahogany and Coconuts (have large nuts), any fruiting trees or pine trees (sap).