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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.

Irrigation Education Quarterly Image Spring 2023
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.


(813) 744-5519 x 54102


(813) 744-5519 x 54145
Agent, Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator


(813) 744-5519 x 54139
Horticulture Program Assistant


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


(813) 744-5519 x 54142
Irrigation Evaluations, Education for Communities and Resident


(813) 744-5519 x 54137
Compost, Vermicompost, and Irrigation Evaluations


(813) 744-5519 x 54146
Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Evaluations, Site Visits


(813) 744-5519 x 54133
Community Gardens, and Irrigation Evaluations


Mollie Tew
(813) 744-5519 x 54109
4-H Youth Programs and Microirragation