Below are websites on native and invasive plants to our area and also information on mulch. They can help in deciding Lagoon friendly future garden plantings.
Native Florida Plants: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/nativeplants
Invasive Plant Species: http://invasiveplantspecies.pdf
Most of the plants on the invasive plant list above are not sold in The Home Depot/Lowes/Walmart stores. However, the ones listed below often are and should be avoided:
- Mexican Petunia (sold at Home Depot)
- Asparagus Fern
- Brazilian Jasmine
- Mother-in-law Tongue
- Periwinkle (Vinca sp.)
- Shrub Verbena (Lantana camara) - unless the label specifically says it is a sterile hybrid
If you want to search up a specific plant species to determine whether it is invasive, click here.
For information on the varities of and uses for mulch, click here.