The City of Titusville, Florida / Water Resources / NewsTurn Back Clock, Turn Back IrrigationTITUSVILLE, FL - (October 26, 2019) – November 3 marks our return to Eastern Standard Time. You need to set your clocks back an hour and set your irrigation controller to only one day per week.
During Eastern Standard Time (November 3 through March 8), outside irrigation is required to be reduced. Odd-numbered residential addresses may irrigate on Saturdays; even-numbered residential addresses may irrigate on Sundays; and commercial and non-residential properties may irrigate on Tuesdays during this period. In Titusville, well water, city water, and reclaimed water all fall under the irrigation restrictions.
How much time, energy, and money do you spend irrigating, mowing, and fertilizing your lawn? If you take the time this fall to reduce the amount of turf in your yard, enlarge your planting beds, and put in some native plants, you’ll find you will be able to take it easy in the future.
Planting natives not only helps you, but also the environment. You will provide habitat and food sources for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. You also reduce or eliminate you and your pet’s exposure to chemicals. And to top it off, you will save water (include enough natives and you won’t even need to worry about irrigation restrictions because you won’t need to irrigate). What you won’t be doing is sending fertilizer and its residue to local waterways like the Indian River Lagoon.
So go native and take it easy in your yard. To learn more about the irrigation restrictions and native plants, Titusville residents can contact Titusville’s Water Resources Conservation Office at 321-567-3865 or visit the Water Resources Conservation Program’s pages at www.titusville.com/irrigation.
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