Seasonal Irrigation Saves Water

Seasonal irrigation is an easy way to manage irrigation costs and conserve our water resources. The following table provides recommended settings that can maintain a healthy lawn and save water. Use our irrigation worksheet to see how applying seasonal settings will effect your irrigation costs over a 12-month period when compared to your current settings.

Head Type

Setting

Summer

June - August

Fall

Sep - Nov

Winter

Dec - Feb

Spring

March - May

Spray

Ideal

Range

25 minutes

20 - 30 minutes

15 minutes

20 - 30 minutes

0 minutes

0 - 10 minutes

20 minutes

15 - 20 minutes

Rotor

Ideal

Range

45 minutes

40 - 60 minutes

30 minutes

20 - 40 minutes

<10 minutes

0 - 20 minutes

40 minutes

35 - 55 minutes

Table excerpted from "Home Irrigation and Landscape Combinations for Water Conservation in Florida," ABE 355, one of a series of the the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date March 2005. Reviewed April 2014.