Recently, Tampa Bay Water told you about the Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards, a program that recognizes those homeowners and businesses committed to conserving water and protecting the environment by using the most water-efficient landscaping practices in their beautiful landscapes. This is the 16th year of this competition, and Tampa Bay Water wants to give you a chance to make your landscaping “Water-Wise.”
If you would like to enter this year’s contest, visit awards.tampabaywaterwise.org.
Tampa Bay Water has developed a six-part video series that highlights previous winners of the Water-Wise Award, and provides tips on how you can make your landscaping more water-efficient and Florida-friendly. Who knows, maybe next year you will be a winner!
The second post in this series discusses Landscape Design and Plant Selection. Simply put – the right plant in the right place.
Landscape Design and Plant Selection
According to the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, achieving a healthy, low-maintenance home landscape starts with putting the right plant in the right place. Here’s how:
Feeling overwhelmed? “Just take a little piece at a time,” says 2011 Water-Wise Award winner Tom Ungaro. “It’s part of enjoying what you are doing, and then seeing the results that are very, very rewarding.”
For more information on how you can make your landscape “Water-Wise,” or to learn more about the contest, visit awards.tampabaywaterwise.org
This is the second in a five-part series from Tampa Bay Water.
Part 1: Does Your Landscape Have What it Takes to be Award-Winning?
Part 3: Smart Irrigation Techniques Can Result in Substantial Water Savings
Part 4: Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away…Save it for Another Day!
Part 5: Let Your Landscaping Go Native