Register Now for the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ 101 “When in Doubt, Think Drought!”

Register Now for the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ 101 “When in Doubt, Think Drought!”

Tampa Water Department customers can get “When in Doubt, Think Drought!” tips at the 2017 Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ 101 workshop. The workshop will provide talks on Right Plant/Right Place, Drought Tolerant Plants, Mulching and Groundcovers or Turfgrass; the Pros and Cons.

This year’s workshop will be held at Hillsborough Community College’s Dale Mabry campus from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday March 11, 2017.

Pre-registration for the event and a $10 non-refundable fee are required.  Space is limited. A gift bag will be given to each household in attendance.  Sign up online athttp://2017ffl101thinkdrought.eventbrite.comor call (813) 744-5519 for more information.

Bring your plant questions, leaf and insect samples and problems to the diagnostic table. You can view specimens through a microscope. Staff and volunteers will be available to answer your questions and provide recommendations.

But you don’t have to wait until March to get your irrigation and landscape in shape. Start now with free irrigation checkup tips and tools available online at

  • Free rain sensors for City of Tampa water customers
  • Maintaining Your Sprinkler System video
  • Do-it-Yourself Irrigation Checkup Guide

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ 101 events are presented by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Hillsborough County Extension Service and sponsored by the City of Tampa Water Department.

For additional information, contact:
Chuck J. Weber, P.E., Water Department Director
Office: (813) 274-8663
Cell: (813) 480-3159
Fax: (813) 274-7435


Published at Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:43:00 +0000