Healthy Yards Recognition Program
Irrigation makes watering your plants easy and automated.
Unfortunately, it can be equally easy to overwater, which can negatively impact your lawn through...
- soil nutrient loss
- lower drought tolerance
- increased likelihood of disease
- and more!
A water-efficient lawn has an optimal arrangement of landscape beds and turfgrass and uses a recommended 1/2 - 3/4 inch of water every week.
Using only the necessary amount of water...
- encourages root growth
- saves you money on your water bill
- keeps our local waters safe from fertilizer runoff
- helps conserve our precious freshwater supply!
You can make your neighborhood a water conservation leader by cutting down on your water use by at least 30 gallons a day. Fill out the form below to participate in our Healthy Yards Recognition and see the resources below for help getting started.
- A Guide to Microirrigation for West-Central Florida Landscapes by Tampa Bay Water
- The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Guide to Plant Selection & Landscape Design by Florida-Friendly Landscaping™
Articles and publications
- Watering Your Florida Lawn
- Water Efficiently
- Home Irrigation and Landscape Combinations for Water Conservation in Florida
- Irrigation System Maintenance
- Introduction to water conservation
- Irrigation system anatomy
- Rain sensors
- FREE water! Tips for reducing irrigation during rainy season
Build-Your-Own Water Conservation Kit
Reading up on ways to save is a great place to start, but equipping yourself with the right tools can put you on the path to success. Need some items to help you cut down on your water use? Fill out our survey at bit.ly/conservationkit to customize a free kit for you to pick up at our office in Twin Lakes Park.
Be part of a limited group of people to get their yards evaluated in 2021. An irrigation evaluation can help you spot broken or clogged sprinklers and other potential water-wasters in your home landscape. Find the form at this link: bit.ly/irrigationevaluation.
Free, Self-paced Online Courses
Learn about the basics of water conservation and irrigation in our two new online classes.
Water Conservation in Sarasota County
Register here: bit.ly/waterconservationsc
Healthy Yards Irrigation Program: Irrigation Basics
Register here: bit.ly/irrigationbasics
Questions? Reach us at (941) 861-9900 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.