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Florida-Friendly Landscaping 101 comes to Tampa on March 23

TAMPA – Tampa residents can get free "wallet-wise watering tips" next month at the 2013 Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ 101 workshop. The workshop will demonstrate landscape and irrigation techniques that can keep our community landscapes healthy and green while saving money and water.

This year's workshop will be held at Hillsborough Community College's Dale Mabry campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23.

Pre-registration for the free event is required and space is limited. Sign up online at walletwisewateringtips.eventbrite.com or call (813) 744-5519 for more information.

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 tampagov.net/SaveWater:

• 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.