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"Watch the weather, wait to Water"
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"Watch the weather, wait to Water"

Inverness, Florida-- The City of Inverness reminds its residents of the Southwest Florida Water Management District's request, “watch the weather, wait to water.”

Take advantage of the summer's showers before you let the sprinklers take care of your watering!

They have also provided tips on knowing when to water:

Water only when your yard needs it:

  • The simplest way to determine if your yard needs water is to look
    for these visual clues:
    • Grass blades are folded in half lengthwise on at least one-third of your yard.
    • Grass blades appear blue-gray.
    • Grass blades do not spring back, leaving footprints on the lawn for several minutes after walking on it.
  • Watch our "Are you overwatering?" video to learn how to recognize these signs in your yard.

Check the forecast:

  • If your yard is showing signs that it needs water, check your local forecast to see if rain is on the way.
  • Use a rain gauge to determine how much rain your yard has received.

Check your rain sensor:

  • If you have a rain sensor, make sure that it is working properly.

Take full advantage of the rain:

  • Make sure gutter downspouts are directed into landscaped areas or lawn.
  • Install a rain barrel to capture excess rainwater.

 

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