WATCH: St. Johns River Water Management Advises You to Skip a Week When Watering Your Landscape

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During cooler months in fall and winter your lawn doesn’t need watering every week

ABOVE VIDEO: Outdoors, lawn and landscape irrigation account for more than half of all residential water use. During cooler months in fall and winter, your lawn doesn’t need watering every week. It’s the best time to train your yard to need less water. So, only water your lawn every other week — and only if it needs it. (SJRWMD video)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Outdoors, lawn and landscape irrigation accounts for more than half of all residential water use.

During cooler months in fall and winter, your lawn doesn’t need watering every week.

It’s the best time to train your yard to need less water. So, only water your lawn every other week — and only if it needs it.

Too much irrigation?

  • Makes your lawn less able to survive droughts
  • Encourages pests and disease
  • Wastes water

How much is enough?

  • Grass doesn’t need as much water in the cooler months
  • Apply 1/2″ to 3/4″ of water
  • Water only every 10-14 days in the winter

Your lawn needs watering when:

  • Grass blades are folded in half
  • Grass blades are blue-gray
  • Your footprint remains on the lawn

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