Lessons in Creating Resilient Landscapes in the Face of Extreme Weather

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After Hurricane Ian, Southwest Florida has witnessed a shift in landscape design towards creating resilient landscapes. Lessons learned from the storm include selecting native plants, diversifying plantings, and incorporating multiple layers of vegetation. Other strategies such as rain gardens, retaining walls, and permeable pavement are also being embraced. In addition, sustainable practices and the use of technology for predicting and mitigating the impact of extreme weather events are gaining popularity. Local business owners in the landscaping industry are implementing these lessons in new projects to create landscapes that can withstand future weather challenges.