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Drip tubing punctured with holes for microirrigation

Maximize your water use with micro-irrigation!


January 20, 2021

This past December, our office hosted a webinar on micro-irrigation. We covered the main types of micro-irrigation, what makes it "micro" compared to a standard, in-ground irrigation system, and some basic installation tips for homeowners. Watch ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, DIY, Irrigation, Landscape, Lawn, Microirrigation, Pgm_Water, Water, Yard
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Reclaimed water and landscape management


December 9, 2020

Reclaimed Water and Landscape Management For long time readers of this blog, you are no doubt familiar with our high praises of reclaimed water as an alternative to potable water for irrigation. To those tuning in for the first time, we greatly ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Athletic, Course, Field, Golf, Irrigation, Pgm_Water, Reclaimed, Turf, Water
Pipes being repaired with wrenches

Early leak detection saves water and money


October 7, 2020

A startling statistic from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that leaks account for 12% of indoor water use. In the United States, an average household wastes 10,000 gallons of water on leaks annually. You could run your washing ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Home Management, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Conservation, Dye, Irrigation, Leak Detection, Leaks, Pgm_Water, Toilet, Water, Water Conservation In Sarasota County, Water Meter
Rain running against window

FREE water! Tips for reducing irrigation during rainy season


June 19, 2020

Rainy Season Here at Last The pitterpattering of rain against the window is a soothing and welcome sound here in Sarasota County. Though it may have been painfully dry the past few months, June brings with it the start of rainy season. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Water
Tags: Irrigation, Pgm_Water, Rain, Rain Barrel, Rain Gauge, Rain Sensor, Water, Weather, Wilt

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