Tampa Bay Water Blog
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Many of you have heard of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) and the nine FFL principles. For those of you who may not have heard of this, any landscape can be Florida-Friendly if its designed and cared for according to those sustainable practices. But did you know about the organization that is behind Florida-Friendly Landscaping™? It’s the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Extension (Extension).
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You know that every time you flush your toilet, use your shower or wash a load of clothes, you are using water. However, did you know that you may be using A LOT more water than necessary to do these things – resulting in a higher water bill at the end of each month?
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Does your home or business have a Florida-Friendly landscape to be proud of? Is your lawn and garden not only attractive but also water-efficient? Does your landscape represent the beauty and resiliency of our natural environment? Then you need to enter the 2014 Water-Wise Award Program.
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Wouldn’t it be nice if your mobile device could tell you what your lawn needs? Maybe even send you a message to turn off your sprinkler if it rains? Now it can, thanks to a new app called Smartirrigation Turf. The app was specifically created to help urban turf irrigators in Florida and Georgia water their lawns more effectively and efficiently.
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April is Water Conservation Month in Florida. It’s one of the driest months of the year. And as temperatures start to rise in the spring, so does water use.
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