Urban Irrigation Scheduler : South 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
ArcadiaOFF100%1.56″ in last 3d
BalmOFF100%0.36″ in last 24hr
Belle GladeON100% 
Fort LauderdaleON100% 
Indian RiverOFF100%1.76″ in last 3d
North PortOFF100%1.23″ in last 24hr
St. Lucie WestON100% 

† 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: