Episode #11 | Original Air Date: March 16, 2020
Many homeowners overwater, which makes plants prone to pests and adds to stormwater runoff, which pollutes our water resources.
Don’t let the calendar tell you when to irrigate. Look to your plants for telltale signs of water need. Water your lawn only when at least half of it shows wilt. For landscape beds, consider using micro-irrigation systems to put water only where you need it.
If you have an irrigation system, make sure it’s working properly and not watering paved areas.
By choosing drought-tolerant, Florida-Friendly plants and watering correctly, you can reduce water bills, insect and disease problems, and maintenance requirements.
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.