Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute

microirrigation

July 28, 2020
Conserving Water

Water is a precious resource. Learn how to save water while caring for your landscape.

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Water is a limited resource and should be used wisely, especially during a drought, but we often overwater our landscapes unintentionally.

Watch your landscape for signs of water need. Water your lawn only when at least a third of it is wilted. Look for folded grass blades and footprints that remain visible. Monitor plants for wilt and check planting bed soil for dryness before you irrigate.

Choose a water-efficient microirrigation system and make sure that your sprinklers are watering only the yard, not hard surfaces.

To reduce long-term water needs in your landscape, choose drought-tolerant, Florida-Friendly plants.

Wise water use reduces water bills, keeps plants healthy, and protects the environment!

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute is a production of the University of Florida’s Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, IFAS Extension, and WUFT-FM in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

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