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Homeowners thinking about overhauling their yards or patios can conserve while they renovate by using existing spaces to create new looks.

Many people think it takes a ton of water and fertilizer to have an attractive landscape. The University of Florida/IFAS Extension is spreading the word that Florida-Friendly Yards take less time, energy and money and are better for the environment.

First Coast Connect guest host Dan Leveton spoke with Urban Horticulture Agent Terry DelValle about how to create a beautiful yard without harming the planet.