Urban Irrigation Scheduler : Central Florida


This irrigation type has an average application rate of 0.5″/hr and this is used to calculate all the run times below.

Turn your controller ON or OFF based on the following table

StationIrrigation*Seasonal Timer SettingRecent Rain
ApopkaOFF60%1.31″ in last 24hr
ArcadiaOFF60%0.62″ in last 24hr
AvalonOFF60%1.04″ in last 24hr
BalmOFF60%1.17″ in last 24hr
BronsonOFF60%4.22″ in last 24hr
CitraOFF60%5.51″ in last 24hr
Dade CityOFF60%2.53″ in last 24hr
DoverOFF60%1.34″ in last 24hr
FrostproofOFF60%1.04″ in last 24hr
Indian RiverON60% 
JoshuaON60%0.33″ in last 24hr
KenansvilleON60%0.82″ in last 24hr
Lake AlfredOFF60%0.57″ in last 24hr
LecantoOFF60%4.47″ in last 24hr
North PortOFF60%1.41″ in last 24hr
OcklawahaOFF60%3.61″ in last 24hr
OkahumpkaOFF60%2.59″ in last 24hr
OkeechobeeON60%0.47″ in last 24hr
OnaOFF60%1.20″ in last 24hr
PiersonOFF60%3.10″ in last 24hr
SebringOFF60%0.41″ in last 24hr
St. Lucie WestON60% 
UmatillaOFF60%2.31″ in last 24hr

† 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 lawns 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: