Watering in Winter

With the weather cooling off, did you know it’s time to cut out irrigating your lawn?  Turfgrass in North Florida goes dormant through the winter.  This means it needs little extra water unless we get an exceptionally dry winter.  Even then, in the St. John’s Water Management District, you are only allowed to water one day a week: Saturdays for odd numbered addresses and Sundays for even addresses.

The winter is also a good time to go ahead and check your irrigation system for proper operation.  By running your system and analyzing it’s spread by using catch-cans, you can make sure you have  good coverage.  This is also the time to repair damage, and make sure your rain shutoff device is functioning.

By looking to cut back on water usage in the landscape, you can save money while also protecting a vital resource.  For more information, check out my article from the Clay Today newspaper on December 20th, 2018 here: http://www.claytodayonline.com/stories/watering-in-winter,14641?