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Florida Friendly Landscaping psst it's exactly the same logo

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

Florida Friendly Landscaping psst it's exactly the same logo

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

WATER EFFICIENTLY GUIDANCE


When to water

  • Water your lawn only when it needs it. Footprints will stay in the lawn, leaf blades will fold in half, and the lawn will take on a blue-green hue.
  • Water your landscape plants only when they need it. Some plants are prone to wilting when they need water.
  • Use a rain gauge to see how much water your plants get naturally.
  • Grouping plants with similar water needs will make it easier to give your plants the correct amount of water.
  • Water less in cooler months when turfgrass grass is dormant.
  • Water in the early morning to prevent water from sitting on the foliage overnight.
  • Follow all local watering restrictions as to when you can water.
  • Turfgrass and landscape plants are irrigated only as needed according to UF/IFAS recommendations and in compliance with any existing watering restrictions

Maintenance

  • Calibrate your irrigation system to apply 1/2” to 3/4” of water per application.
  • Maintain your irrigation system seasonally to adjust spray patterns and repair clogs and leaks.

Types of irrigation/ controllers