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Florida law requires that all automatic outdoor irrigation systems installed after 1991 be equipped with a rain sensor. A rain sensor prevents an irrigation system from working during a rainfall and during the period immediately after a rainfall.
Mulch is great to use in planting beds because it helps to retain moisture. Some natural mulches also provide nutrients for your soil. Mulch is also a great alternative to bare sand or even grass in some areas because it can help prevent erosion and does not require constant maintenance.
You should only water your lawn when it needs it. Are the leaf blades folded? Do footprints remain in it? Is it a blue-grey color? All of these are signs that turf needs water. According to Titusville’s irrigation restrictions, during Eastern Standard Time you may irrigate your lawn only once a week.
During Daylight Saving Time, you may irrigate your lawn up to twice a week. Remember, both restrictions are a maximum. Often lawns, especially those with large bedding areas and plantings, can be irrigated less often and still maintain good health.
Over-watering your yard makes it less drought tolerant and encourages mold and fungal growth.
Yes. Titusville’s irrigation restrictions apply to city (potable) water, well water, and reclaimed water.
Always irrigate your lawn before 10 am or after 4 pm on your watering days. Never water your lawn between 10 am and 4 pm. This is the period of highest evaporation rate and most of the water will only go up into the air versus on your grass.
Under Titusville’s outside irrigation restrictions, you may irrigate your yard with a hose on any day at any time of day, as long as that hose has an automatic shutoff nozzle. An automatic shutoff nozzle is a nozzle that shuts off the water when you let go of the nozzle. Setting the nozzle so that it does not shut off upon release or laying a hose on the ground and allowing it to run is prohibited. If you attach the hose to a sprinkler, you must follow the irrigation restrictions.
No. The irrigation schedules allow you to water on a specific day. If you miss your watering day, you must wait until your next scheduled watering day or water by hand using a hose with an automatic shut off nozzle.
No. Your irrigation day starts at 12:01 am and ends at 11:59 pm, with no watering between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm. Leaving your controller set at your current times would put in you in violation of Titusville’s irrigation restrictions and you would be subject to fines.
Yes. Violations may result in fines. Initial fines start at $100 and apply to each occurrence.
Call the Conservation Office at 321-567-3865. A flyer noting the restrictions will be sent to your neighbor. If inappropriate irrigation continues, they may be subject to fines. Fines start at $100 per occurrence.
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