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Old 12-05-2018, 07:40 PM
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What is a proper watering schedule for zoysia this time of year?
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:19 AM
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What is a proper watering schedule for zoysia this time of year?
My schedule is OFF from now through about March 1. The grass is dormant and the occasional showers are all that is needed. If it doesern't rain, watering about every other week is all that is needed.

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Old 12-06-2018, 10:35 AM
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My schedule is OFF from now through about March 1. The grass is dormant and the occasional showers are all that is needed. If it doesern't rain, watering about every other week is all that is needed.

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Old 12-06-2018, 02:48 PM
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I recommend watering at least one time per week during the winter. Last winter I damaged my lawn by not watering it much at all. Some areas died. The lawn had to be repaired this past spring. My lawn repair tech said due to Florida's mild winter climate the grass here never really goes completely dormant, as it does in northern states. He recommends irrigating at least once per week in winter. So, this winter I've set my irrigation system to once per week. In the summer I water my lawn three times per week. In the spring and fall, two times per week. However, since I live in The Villages full-time and can manage my system, I turn the irrigation off during a week when we get a decent amount of rain. My lawn is looking much healthier now.
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:29 PM
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I recommend watering at least one time per week during the winter. Last winter I damaged my lawn by not watering it much at all. Some areas died. The lawn had to be repaired this past spring. My lawn repair tech said due to Florida's mild winter climate the grass here never really goes completely dormant, as it does in northern states. He recommends irrigating at least once per week in winter. So, this winter I've set my irrigation system to once per week. In the summer I water my lawn three times per week. In the spring and fall, two times per week. However, since I live in The Villages full-time and can manage my system, I turn the irrigation off during a week when we get a decent amount of rain. My lawn is looking much healthier now.
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:52 PM
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I recommend watering at least one time per week during the winter. Last winter I damaged my lawn by not watering it much at all. Some areas died. The lawn had to be repaired this past spring. My lawn repair tech said due to Florida's mild winter climate the grass here never really goes completely dormant, as it does in northern states. He recommends irrigating at least once per week in winter. So, this winter I've set my irrigation system to once per week. In the summer I water my lawn three times per week. In the spring and fall, two times per week. However, since I live in The Villages full-time and can manage my system, I turn the irrigation off during a week when we get a decent amount of rain. My lawn is looking much healthier now.
I agree with at least once a week this time of the year; we should get plenty of rain this coming Sunday.
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:25 PM
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It might vary but I think once a week in the winter and twice a week in the summer. Check your water district rules.
Due to the warmer days in the winter the grass is still growing. Not like further North. You need about 3/4 of an inch of water a week. I keep my system off until I need to water. Do the same in the summer. Cuts way down on the water and my grass is ok. I also fertilize, fungicides etc on a regular schedule. When the grass starts turning brown your roots should still be ok and the grass should come back. Try and avoid the grass going brown.
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