Landscape Water Needs - Knowledgebase Question

Port Richey, Fl
Question by maidasteven
March 16, 2009
How often do you water in this florida climate?

Answer from NGA
March 16, 2009


Florida soils are typically sandy and hold 1 inch of water in the top 12 inches of soil. If the roots are in the top 12 inches of soil and the soil is dry, then 1/2 to
3/4 inch of water is required to wet the area thoroughly. This equates to a deep soaking of landscape trees and shrubs once or twice a week depending on weather and every 3 days for most lawns. Let your landscape dictate how often to water - if you see wilting, it is time to water.

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