Watering lawns and landscape plants can account for up to 50% of an average homeowner's total water use. Watering a typical 5,000 square-foot yard with an in-ground sprinkler system could cost more than $10 per application.
By properly creating and maintaining a water-efficient sprinkler system, you can reduce water usage while maintaining an attractive landscape.
- Solutions to Common Irrigation Problems
- Test Your Rain Sensor
- Terms to Know
- Water Use Restrictions
- Urban Irrigation Scheduler (Part of UF / IFAS FAWN network)
- Find a EPA WaterSense Irrigation Partner
Sprinkler System Evaluation
Watching for Signs
Signs of Overwatering
- Leaves may yellow, brown or drop prematurely.
- Individual branches may die back.
- Leaves turn yellow or light green.
- Leaves may droop, even when water is applied.
- Roots are wet, mushy, and dark brown to black.
- Soil around roots is moist to the touch, yet plant still droops.
Signs of Underwatering
- Leaves turn pale or light green.
- Leaves droop or wilt.
- Leaves may turn brown, starting on the edges.
- Stems have a wrinkled look and turn yellow or brown.
- Soil around roots feels dry.