Water Wise Awards Program – Final call for 2018 entries!

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: The deadline for 2018 entries has passed… but Water Wise landscaping never goes out of style! Read on to learn about the program. You might have next year’s winner!

About the program:

If you live in Pasco, Pinellas, or Hillsborough, and you’ve created an attractive “water-wise” landscape, the Tampa Bay Community Water Wise Awards Program is looking for you!


Water Wise Award Garden Stone

The Water-Wise Awards Program looks to help dispel the myth that attractive landscapes require a lot of water. So each year, this program recognizes outstanding examples of water-efficient landscapes from across the tri-county Tampa Bay Region.


What are some features that make a landscape “water-wise?”

  • Attractive design / fits community standards
  • Efficient irrigation / “smart” irrigation
  • Plant selection – “Right plant, right place”
  • Excellent use of water-saving concepts like mulch, groundcovers, rainwater catchment, etc.
  • Well-maintained appearance
  • No invasive species

So, think you might have a winner?



The deadline is quickly approaching, so don’t delay – apply today!

UPDATE: The deadline for 2018 entries has passed… but Water Wise landscaping never goes out of style! Does your yard have what it takes to be next year’s winner?

Visit http://tampabaywaterwise.org/About-Your-Landscape/Is-My-Landscape-Waterwise to learn more. If you think you’ve got what it takes, go ahead and enter early! Entries are due by June 30 each year.

Good luck!


Not in Pasco, Pinellas, or Hillsborough? Not a problem! Click here to find your local UF/IFAS Extension office and see if a similar program is being offered in your area!

About UF/IFAS Extension:

UF/IFAS Extension serves as a source of non-biased, research-based information for the residents, businesses, and communities of Florida, providing educational materials and programs for adults and youth. We proudly “provide solutions for your life.”

by Frank Galdo


Posted: June 25, 2018

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

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