The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is reminding residents to check the timers on their irrigation system controllers now that daylight saving time is back in effect.
The time change is a good time to make sure irrigation system timers are set correctly to ensure that the systems operate consistently with year-round water conservation measures.
Osceola County is on year-round water conservation measures, with lawn watering limited to twice-per-week.
Know and follow your local watering restrictions, but don’t water just because it’s your day. Irrigate your lawn when it shows signs of stress from lack of water.
Pay attention to signs of stressed grass:
- Grass blades are folded in half lengthwise on at least one-third of your yard.
- Grass blades appear blue-gray.
- Grass blades do not spring back, leaving footprints on the lawn for several minutes after walking on it.
For additional information about water conservation, please visit the District’s website at WaterMatters.org/Conservation.