Know A Landscape That Is Beautiful And Water Efficient?
If your landscape is both eye-catching and water-efficient, now is the time to enter the 2018 Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards. Up for grabs are a custom-made, mosaic landscape stepping stone, recognition by local elected officials and neighborhood bragging rights!
Tampa Bay Water, in partnership with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) County Extension Offices and Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, is looking to recognize residents, local businesses and community organizations who are committed to conserving water resources and protecting the environment by using best practice to create attractive, water-efficient landscaping.
Water-Wise landscapes benefit the region because they use less water, require minimal maintenance and help protect the environment. Native and Florida-friendly plants that are properly placed are able to thrive in local conditions and are typically drought tolerant, while reducing the amount of grass in the landscape saves both water and maintenance time. Water-Wise landscapes also protect the environment by minimizing fertilizer and pesticide use and by reducing stormwater runoff.
The deadline for the 2018 awards is June 30, so visit tampabaywaterwise.org today to apply. Still putting the finishing touches on your landscape? Apply anyway and refer a friend, all entries will be reviewed by local county Extension agents, who can provide the tips and tricks you need to grow greener!
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