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

Jun - Aug

Fall

Sep - Nov

Winter

Dec - Feb

Spring

March - May

Spray

Ideal:

Range:

25 min.

20-30 min.

15 min.

20-30 min.

0 min.

0-10 min.

20 min.

15-20 min.

Rotor

Ideal:

Range:

45 min.

40-60 min.

30 min.

20-40 min.

<10 min.

0-20 min.

40 min.

35-55 min.

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