Sandpiper July Blog Post: The Dos and Don'ts of Summertime Lawn Watering in Florida


Did you know the recommended Floridian lawn watering protocol changes between summer and winter? During the winter months, you should typically water your lawn every 10-14 days. However, during the intense heat of Florida summertime, watering your lawn 2-3 times per week is generally recommended!

How much watering is required per session? When using a sprinkler system, each sprinkler zone should run for approximately 30-45 minutes per watering session during the summer or about 3/4 inch of water. Light and frequent waterings are ineffective and encourage shallow root systems. Overwatering can leave your lawn’s root systems oversaturated, harming the lawn.

The best time to water your lawn in the summer is early morning. Watering during the daytime can lead to excessive evaporation, preventing your lawn from receiving the proper watering. Watering your lawn during particularly hot periods during the daytime can also scald the lawn. Watering during the late afternoon can cause problems such as fungal diseases if it extends the time that the lawn is naturally damp from dew. The benefits of maintaining a properly watered lawn include robust root systems, healthier grass, and a lowered risk of fungal issues.

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