Today I entered a contest..
Tampa Bay Water is accepting applications for the 15th Annual Community Water-Wise Awards program. If your yard incorporates Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles with attractive design, it may have what it takes to win! The application is online at tampabaywaterwise.org and must be received by June 30, 2013.
If you are a resident, business, builder or other organization in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties as well as the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg and New Port Richey, you are eligible to apply!
For the past 9 years I've been working so hard to get this yard "Florida Friendly"
When I first moved in it was a messy slope and every time the rains came it would wash the soil down into the creek. The only way I could see saving the soil was to create barriers of brick pavers and as much ground cover as I could. Well I think I've finally achieved this with many plantings that created roots to stop the erosion. I also now do not need as much water to keep it all alive.
The contest asked for only one photo so I hope this collage is ok because it's the one I sent?
I do think I have a good chance because I went into their past winners and I can see I'm right in there.
What do you think? Please be honest with me because I'll be chewing my nails until it's over.I sent in my application today although I have a few months before they will send out someone to walk my yard (July)... (that is a good thing because I can still add a few things to make it even better).... The Prize is a simple stepping stone for my yard and that would really make me happy because it's acknowledging my hard work.