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Water Conservation in Polk County


June 14, 2022

Our water resources are stretched today providing us with water for our homes, our crops, factories, businesses, and nature. Unfortunately, today's problem will only continue as the population of Central Florida grows. As we look for other water ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Water
Tags: Conservation, Florida Lawns, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn And Garden, Plants, Polk County, Saving Water, Water, Water Conservation
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We need to hear from YOU!

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October 12, 2021

We need to hear from you!   Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about our Florida-Friendly Landscaping outreach. Click the following Qualtrics link to participate in a brief anonymous survey. LINK: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9zNZnEd2ZAnx9s2     Why ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #floridafriendly, #SaveWaterFL, #WorkSmarterNotHarder, Featured, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Landscapes, Landscaping, Resilient Landscaping, Save Water, Saving Water, Smart Irrigation, Smart Water Application Technology, Trees, Water Conservation, Water Wise

Top 5 Reasons You Should Check Your Sprinklers NOW!

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September 3, 2021

      Yes, it's been raining buckets all summer. Hopefully your sprinklers have gotten a good rest... BUT... when the fall "dry season" arrives in central FL, are your sprinklers ready to put water where it's needed, when ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, #WorkSmarterNotHarder, Dry Season, Efficient Irrigation, Fall, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Landscaping, Resilient Landscaping, Save Water, Saving Water, Seasonal, Smart Irrigation, Sprinklers, Water Conservation
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Saving Water in the Landscape in 15 minutes: An On-Demand Webinar Series!

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May 11, 2021

Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County experts for an on-demand series of four, 15-minute online educational workshops to help you save water in the landscape and use irrigation more efficiently. Topics include microirrigation, setting your irrigation ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Irrigation, Julie Schelb, Microirrigation, Polk County, Polkgardening, Saving Water
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Sprinkler tune-up!

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March 4, 2021

It's time for a sprinkler tune-up! With another "dry season" approaching in central FL, it's time to make sure your sprinkler system is putting water where it's needed, when it's needed...   So, if you're a DIY person, get ready ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Central Florida, Drought, Dry Season, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Saving Water, Spring, Sprinklers, Water Conservation, Water Wise
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Is Your Landscape Water-Wise?

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May 10, 2019

Is your landscape water-wise? The Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards Program is seeking to recognize landscapes from across the tri-county Tampa Bay* region that showcase the best in "water-wise" design and maintenance. *(includes Pasco, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Drought Tolerant Plants, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscaping, Rain Barrels, Right Place, Right Plant, Saving Water, Smart Irrigation, Water Conservation, Water Wise

Water Wise Awards Program – Final call for 2018 entries!

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June 25, 2018

Is your landscape “water-wise?” If you live in the tri-county Tampa Bay area and answered "yes" - ...your yard could be a winner! But time to enter is running out ~ All entries must be received by June 30, 2018! UPDATE: ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Water
Tags: Award, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Saving Water, Smart Irrigation, Smart Water Application Technoligy, Water Conservation, Water Wise

Taking the guesswork out of watering the lawn (Part 3)

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December 26, 2017

In this multi-part series, we’re taking the guesswork out of watering the lawn. (For earlier segments, see Part 1 and Part 2.) In this post, we’ll continue looking at soil moisture sensors, discussing the importance of correct sensor placement.   Location, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Turf
Tags: Irrigation, Saving Water, Smart Irrigation, Smart Water Application Technoligy, Soil Moisture Sensor, Sprinklers, SWAT, Turf, Water Conservation

Taking the guesswork out of watering the lawn (Part 2)

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December 13, 2017

(This is the second part of a series about how to take the guesswork out of watering the lawn. For part 1, click here.) Measuring the moisture where it counts…at the roots.   Just over a decade ago, a UF/IFAS blogpost was published ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Irrigation, Saving Water, Smart Irrigation, Smart Water Application Technoligy, Soil Moisture Sensor, Sprinklers, SWAT, Turf, Water Conservation

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