Watering restrictions are commonplace throughout Florida, but many homeowners still over-water. Over-watering does more than deplete the water supply; it also makes grass and plants prone to pests and diseases. The more you water plants the faster they grow and the more they need to be mowed and/or pruned. By operating an irrigation system correctly, you can reduce water bills and maintenance while ensuring the health of your landscape.
The Microirrigation program is sponsored by a grant from the Hillsborough County Water Resource Services. Workshops are sponsored by the Hillsborough County Water Resource Services and the Tampa Water Department.
Your lawn and landscape will benefit from this FREE program! The Water-Wise Workshop covers Florida-friendly landscaping principles, water conservation tips, and micro/drip-irrigation. Pre-registration is required. Hillsborough County attendees receive a free microirrigation starter kit (limit one per household).
*NOTE: If you live in a county other than Hillsborough County, you must pay $26 to receive the microirrigation starter kit when you attend the workshop.
Microirrigation Installation Videos
The Water-Wise Workshop offers attendees the choice of 3 different microirrigation kits. View the following instructional videos for assistance in installing these water saving products.
Note: The use of brand names does not indicate an endorsement of a product by UF/IFAS Extension nor Hillsborough County Government.
Microirrigation Retrofit Workshops
Learn how to convert your existing sprinkler system to a more efficient, low-volume microirrigation system for your landscape plants. You and your landscape will benefit from this FREE program! Pre-registration is required.
NO WORKSHOPS ARE CURRENTLY SCHEDULED.
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- What is the Florida Irrigation Society? (527KB pdf)
- Watering Your Florida Lawn (639KB pdf)
- How to Calibrate Your Sprinkler System (311KB pdf)
- Hillsborough County Public Utilities
- City of Tampa Water Department
- Florida Native Plant Society
- Florida Wildflower Foundation