Homeowner association – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeowner_association

  • “…your landscaping is protected by the Florida-friendly landscaping law. Section 373.185, Fla. Stat., states that a covenant may not prohibit any property owner from implementing Florida-friendly landscaping on his or her land. The statute further describes “Florida-friendly landscaping” as landscaping that conserves water, protects the environment, is adaptable to local conditions, and is drought-tolerant.” – Florida-friendly landscape law may protect landscaping changes – see
  • Did you know? Your homeowners association can’t prohibit you from installing and maintaining Florida Friendly landscapes. – The secret to being Florida Friendly: More plants, less lawn – https://www.yoursun.com/venice/news/the-secret-to-being-florida-friendly-more-plants-less-lawn/article_394faf28-eba1-11e8-9b51-5b17c3aadf08.html
  • In Florida, state law prohibits covenants and deed restrictions from prohibiting “Florida-Friendly Landscaping,”[64] a type of xeriscaping. In spite of the law, at least one homeowner has faced harassment and threat of fines from a homeowners association for having insufficient grass after landscaping his yard to reduce water usage.[65] – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeowner_association

  • Homeowners, citing little-known law, win battle with HOA to plant Florida-friendly yard – see
  • I want Florida-friendly plants in my yard. Can my HOA stop me? – see
  • HOA Ruining Your Life? 8 Things It Can’t Do—and How You Can Fight Back – see
  • HOAs Cannot Prohibit Florida Friendly Plants – http://www.southeastgreen.com/index.php/news/florida/4403-hoas-cannot-prohibit-florida-friendly-plants