Water District Asks Homeowners to Skip a Week of Irrigation this Winter
Last updated 1/15/2021 at 3:38pm
Overwatering in winter can encourage pests and disease, so the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is reminding residents who irrigate their lawns to skip a week or more of watering during the cooler months of January and February.
According to research by the University of Florida, grass doesn't need to be watered as often during the cooler months. One-half to three-quarters of an inch of water every 10–14 days is sufficient. In fact, if your lawn has received any significant rainfall, then you can turn off your irrigation system and operate it manually as needed.