The dry weather we’ve been experiencing here in Central Florida is reeking havoc on lawns. To keep your yard lush and green in this dry weather, check your irrigation system to ensure that your entire lawn is getting enough water. An easy way to test this is by using a water gage. Simply insert the gages throughout your lawn and run your sprinkler system. This quick test will tell you which areas of the lawn are getting more water than others.
A good rule of thumb: Your lawn should be getting at least ¾” - 1”of water at least twice a week. It is best to water or run your irrigation system between the hours of 3 am and 10 am. Watering in the evenings can promote disease and fungus while watering in the day can cause most of the water to evaporate.