|Backyard Getaway, a family-owned business specializing in outdoor living spaces, is the newest business partner of the Be Floridian fertilizer education campaign.
Be Floridian business partners must pledge to promote principles of sustainable gardening and responsible fertilizer use to protect the Gulf, bays and lakes that are the chief source of our recreation. Partners display a special web badge denoting their status, and are featured on the Be Floridian website, on our Facebook page and in newsletter articles.
Be Floridian is coordinated by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, with support from Manatee, Sarasota and Pinellas counties and the city of Tampa. The campaign promotes “Gardening like a Floridian” by complying with local fertilizer ordinances and using native or Florida-adapted plants.
Backyard Getaway’s services, which include backyard living spaces and Florida-Friendly landscape design and installation, fit perfectly with the Be Floridian mascot – the iconic plastic pink yard flamingo – and our mission of protecting the natural resources that make living in Florida so much fun! Backyard Getaway is owned by David and Lisa Burns and serves Bradenton, Sarasota and the Tampa Bay area.
We enthusiastically welcome Backyard Getaway to our flock of local businesses who “give a flap” about Florida’s environment!