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.
Spring 2023 UF/IFAS Irrigation Education Quarterly (pdf)
The Water-Wise Workshop covers Florida-friendly landscaping principles, water conservation tips, and micro/drip-irrigation. Pre-registration is required. Available for Hillsborough County residents. Hillsborough County 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.
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.