This irrigation type has an average application rate of 0.5″/hr and this is used to calculate all the run times below.
|Station||Irrigation*||Seasonal Timer Setting||Recent Rain†|
|Fort Lauderdale||OFF||100%||3.86″ in last 3d|
|Homestead||OFF||100%||1.74″ in last 3d|
|St. Lucie West||ON||100%|
|Wellington||OFF||100%||2.29″ in last 3d|
* Be sure your watering schedule coincides with local watering restrictions.
† If there has been recent rain (0.3″ in the last 24 hrs, or 1″ in the last 3 days), irrigation may not be needed today.
In Florida, 1/2″ to 3/4″ per week of water is, in general, the maximum amount needed by most home laws and landscape plants during the hottest part of the year.
Recommendations given in the above table are based on weekly ET and rainfall amounts at FAWN sites (if ET is greater than rainfall then ON is displayed, and if rainfall is greater than ET then OFF is displayed), and seasonal adjustments are based on water management district recommendations and UF research. To ensure your system run time is properly set, check with your irrigation system installer or local landscape professional. Several IFAS resources available to homeowners for lawn irrigation are listed below:
Depending on your municipality and water management district, day of the week watering restrictions may vary. Check your local restrictions before setting the day of the week or time of day.