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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.


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 microirrigation starter kit, the cost is $5.00 per household per workshop.

Please visit our Calendar of Events for a complete list for gardening programs.

*NOTE: If you live in a county other than Hillsborough County, you must pay $52.07 to receive the microirrigation starter kit when you attend the workshop.

Microirrigation Installation Videos

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.


Master Gardener Help Desk     
(813) 744-5519 x 4

Lynn Barber
(813) 744-5519 x 54105
Agent, Florida Friendly Landscaping

Lisa Meredith
(813) 744-5519 x 54146
Compost, Vermicompost, and School Gardens Program Coordinator

Paula Staples
(813) 744-5519 ext. 54142
Irrigation Evaluations, Education for Communities and Residents

Sonya Rose
(813) 744-5519 x54109
Water Conservation Program Coordinator

UF/IFAS Extension, Hillsborough County

Phone (813) 744-5519

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5339 County Rd. 579
Seffner, FL 33584-3334

Directions to Our Office

8am – 5pm


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