The Southwest Florida Water Management District is encouraging residents who irrigate their lawns to "Skip a Week" of watering during the cooler months of December, 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.
Homeowners can determine when their grass needs water when:
For additional information about water restrictions and water conservation, contact your local utility or visit the District’s web site at www.WaterMatters.org/skipaweek/.