Lee County Extension
Florida Yards and Neighborhoods
Water Efficiently


Water Efficiently

Handbook Page #
For a yard that does not use an irrigation system:
14 Landscape is designed and maintained to exist predominantly on rainfall once plants are established. 32
For a yard that uses an irrigation system (in-ground, micro-irrigation, or hose-end sprinkler) (Golden Oak level requires yard to exist predominantly on rainfall):
4 Lawns and landscape plants are irrigated only when needed (and in compliance with any existing watering restrictions). 40
2 Separate irrigation zones for lawn and landscape plants are maintained.   41
2 Drip- or micro-irrigation is installed and maintained in plant and flower beds. 42
2 Functioning smart irrigation technology (soil moisture sensors, ET controllers or other automated method) is used on in-ground systems. 44

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