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How long should each sprinkler zone run in Florida?

Run the sprinklers for 30 minutes. Then look at the cans to see how much water is in each one. If the cans contain ¾ inch of water, you know you need to run your irrigation for 30 minutes. If they contain half an inch, you'll need to run your sprinklers for 40 minutes; a quarter of an inch, 50 minutes; and so on.

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Herein, how long should sprinklers run in each zone?

Try this: Cut in half the amount of time you water each zone, but run your watering program twice. In other words, instead of watering each zone for 30 minutes, water each zone for 15 minutes, then cycle through all the zones again for another 15 minutes.

Also, how often should you water your lawn in the winter in Florida? Lawns in Florida need less water during winter than during the rest of the year. In the spring, you may water your grass every three to five days, but in winter it may only need watering every two to three weeks. Grass grows more slowly during the colder months, requiring less watering and mowing.

Also asked, how long should my sprinklers run?

Run your sprinkler and see how long it takes to get a half inch of water in the can – just like a rain gauge. Usually it's about 30 minutes. So 20 minutes, 3 times per week will get an inch of water on your lawn, and 30 minutes 3 times per week will get 1 ½” down.

How much should I water my lawn in Florida?

Citing research from the University of Florida, the St. Johns River Water Management District says that “healthy Florida lawns require no more than two days per week of water during the hot, dry season — less during rainy periods — and no more than one day a week during cooler weather.”

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