Florida-friendly Landscapes Interactive Tutorial header imageIllustration showing difference grass blades and roots.Close window image
Don't OverwaterOverwatered grass has short roots that make it harder to survive pest attacks, disease and drought. Water your lawn and plants only when you know they need it or show signs of stress.

Use a rain gauge or moisture sensor so you will know if rainfall has done the job. Install an automatic rain shutoff device to avoid watering when it's raining.
Illustration showing difference grass blades and roots.


Overwatering of lawn leads to shallow, unhealthy
root growth.

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