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
ArcadiaON100%0.45″ in last 24hr
Belle GladeOFF100%1.51″ in last 24hr
Fort LauderdaleOFF100%2.71″ in last 24hr
HomesteadOFF100%4.91″ in last 24hr
ImmokaleeOFF100%0.38″ in last 24hr
Indian RiverON100% 
North PortON100% 
OkeechobeeOFF100%0.47″ in last 24hr
PalmdaleON100%0.45″ in last 24hr
SebringON100%0.33″ in last 24hr
St. Lucie WestON100% 
WellingtonOFF100%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 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.

Click here for a complete list of Florida's water management districts.

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