What is FLIP?
Pinellas County has a new program designed to reduce the amount of water and fertilizer used on homeowners' lawns. You may be eligible for a 50% rebate up to $2,000 to replace a portion of your irrigated landscape with water-conserving microirrigation and Florida Friendly Landscaping™!
What is the Florida-Friendly Landscape ™?
Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) uses low-maintenance plants and environmentally sustainable practices. You can have a beautiful landscape that will save you time, energy and money while protecting our local waterways. For more information, visit UF-IFAS Extension Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program.
Microirrigation, also called drip irrigation or low-volume irrigation, delivers water directly to the root zone of the plant. Low-volume watering allows slow percolation into soil and reduces runoff. Stormwater runoff is Pinellas County’s #1 pollution source.
Am I eligible?
Currently, the program is available to homeowners and businesses within the following watersheds:
- McKay Creek
- Allen's Creek
- Lake Seminole Basin
To determine which watershed you live in, use the interactive map and type your address in the search bar located in the upper left corner under "Find My Watershed".
- Replace a portion of turf grass with Florida-Friendly plants
- Restructure part of existing irrigation system to microirrigation
- Attend a four-part class series for landscaping basics
Preferred candidates are willing to:
If you're interested in this program, please complete the online FLIP Application TODAY!