Shrubs to be a minimum of 24 inches in height and 18 inches spread.
A permit is required for any trees over 10 feet tall; Permit fee is waived for single-family homeowners, residing on their property.
Black Olive trees will be considered for approval for removal provided the property meets the minimum code requirement for trees.
Sod, Mulch, Planting, Staking
St. Augustine sod and irrigation are required in the swale area or to the edge of the waterline (max 30 ft.) if the property abuts a water body.
Mulch, at 3 inches thick is required in beds and within 24 inches of trees, (keep mulch away from the 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.
Multi-Family, Commercial, and Industrial Requirements
Maintain your landscape site plan. If your landscape site plan says you have a certain number of trees in certain locations, you must maintain that. If you would like to make changes, a modified landscape site plan must be submitted to the City’s Development Review Committee.
Inspections of landscape throughout the City are done on an ongoing basis, year-round.