Florida is just coming out of our rainy season and the summer of 2012 thankfully delivered enough rain to pull us out of drought conditions.
However as we enter this year's dry season homeowners can make changes to their landscape irrigation systems to account for the oncoming cooler temperatures. Many times older irrigation systems will not account for the changing seasons an over-water. This both uses water at a time when Florida is not getting any rain and also can cause problems for your lawn.
Much of the United States is still facing record drought conditions. Below is an animated map showing national drought conditions over the past 12 weeks. For the most current drought map visit the U.S. Drought monitor.