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Rain Sensor or Soil Moisture Sensor

If you have an automatic irrigation system, Florida law requires that it be equipped with a working sensor that interrupts the system when significant rainfall occurs. The rain sensing device is required regardless of the date the system was installed. Currently, there are two types of devices that meet the state requirement: rain sensors and soil moisture sensors.

Not sure which is right for your landscape? Use this comparison chart to help you decide. 

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) has a library of research-based lawn and garden publications available online. Read timely publications about rain sensors, soil moisture sensors, irrigation requirements for Florida lawns, and much more.