Skip a week when watering your lawn during the cooler months

in Central Florida News & Events

SOURCE: Osceola News-Gazette

Many of you probably look forward to the cooler winter season because it means you won’t have to mow your grass as often. During the cooler winter months grass goes dormant. That means your lawn doesn’t need as much watering. Like many other utilities throughout the state, Toho Water Authority is reminding residents to: Skip a Week. Water your lawn every other week and only if it is needs it.

It’s as easy as OFF and ON

Just set your irrigation timer to the OFF position the week you don’t want to water and then back to ON for the week you do.

Overwatering can do harm

Watering your lawn too much when it is cooler can do more harm than good. Overwatering during the cool season can do the following to your lawn:

• Makes your lawn less able to survive droughts

• Encourages pests and diseases

• Wastes water