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The BMPs or Best Management Practices are a science-based educational program for Green Industry workers (lawn-care and landscape maintenance professionals), brought to you by the University of Florida-IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program. The BMPs teach environmentally safe landscaping practices that help conserve and protect Florida’s ground and surface waters. They can also save the Florida homeowner money, time, and effort; increase the beauty of the home landscape; and protect the health of your family, pets, and the environment.

This training is designed to provide corporate, governmental, environmental, and other personnel the Best Management Practices for lawn and landscape. Developed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and endorsed by the pest control industry, this training is brought to you by UF-IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping program.

Every Drake Lawn Technician has successfully passed and received their BMP certification, through the tutelage of their Lawn & Ornamental Service Director who is a certified BMP trainer, to deliver the most responsible lawn care service to its customers. Senate bill 494 requires all lawn care professionals to be BMP certified by January 1, 2014. Drake is proud to be ahead of the curve and one of the very few companies that has taken this pro-active approach in being environmentally responsible.