Episode #191 | Original Air Date: November 23, 2020
Florida lawns need less water in winter than during the rest of the year. In the spring, you may water your grass every three to five days, but in winter it may only need watering every two to three weeks.
Grass grows more slowly during the cooler months, requiring less watering and mowing.
To save water, set your irrigation timer to manual throughout the year. Water your grass only when it shows signs of stress--when about half the blades are folded in half and blue-gray in color, and when footprints remain in the lawn.
Remember to irrigate with one-half to three-quarters of an inch of water, and only when needed.
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