Did you know that about half of household water use goes on lawns? In South Florida, we produce about 54 million gallons of drinking water a day. Of that water close to 27 million gallons goes on lawns each day. This does not include watering lawns from private wells.
In South Florida, we get about 50 inches of rain a year,. During the “rainy season,” our monthly rainfall averages are between 7 to 9 inches in each month of June, July, and August. Lawns need about one inch of water per week, the rains during the summer months should provide more than enough water for your lawn.
For the health of your lawn, don’t over water your lawn, if it has rained in the last day your lawn does not need to be watered. If you do over water your grasses’ roots stay shallow, watering less frequently, the roots will grow deeper, and your grass will be healthier.