Irrigation & Landscaping Expo | February 23, 2019

North Pinellas: Irrigation and Landscaping Mini Expo offers homeowners tips and tools for better landscape

Feb. 23 event to provide homeowners do-it-yourself information

·       Free event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., at The Centre in Palm Harbor

·       Event to provide do-it-yourself irrigation and landscaping information and tips

·       Giveaways include free rain gauges, re-usable landscaping and irrigation maintenance guides and tip sheets, while supplies last

Pinellas County Utilities is hosting an Irrigation and Landscaping Mini Expo on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at The Centre, 1500 16th St., in Palm Harbor. The event is free and open to the public. Free refreshments will be provided, while supplies last.

The mini expo will offer participants one-on-one discussions with County experts and demonstrations about the best way to water lawns and plants, which plants are best for Florida landscapes, troubleshooting irrigation systems, how to clean a sprinkler system’s strainer and much more.

Presentations are scheduled throughout the event and include:

·       North County Reclaimed Water System at 10:30 a.m.
·       Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ dry-season techniques at 11 a.m
·       Fertilizer Ordinance and Water Quality at 11:30 a.m.
·       Irrigation Systems and Strainers at 12 p.m.
·       Stop Breeding Mosquitoes! at 12:30 p.m.

The goal of the mini expo is to teach homeowners about typical maintenance techniques for their irrigation systems, using reclaimed water in their landscape, choosing the correct plants for a successful and beautiful Florida landscape and to provide homeowners with the opportunity to ask County experts questions about their individual irrigation and landscaping situations. 

Multiple free giveaways will be offered to help homeowners with their landscaping and irrigation needs, including rain gauges, re-usable landscaping and irrigation maintenance guides and tip sheets, while supplies last.

Other learning opportunities will include information about Pinellas County’s fertilizer ordinance, why it is necessary to protect Pinellas County’s watersheds, and ways to keep the yard green and mosquito-free during the summer months.

Interested attendees are asked to register in advance by visiting www.eventbrite.com/e/reclaimed-irrigation-landscape-mini-expo-tickets-54165194555.

For more information about Pinellas County Utilities, visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities. For more information about Pinellas County Extension and the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program, visit http://pinellas.ifas.ufl.edu/.