Local weather data combined with plant water needs are used to develop a general watering guide to assist the community with scheduling their sprinklers throughout the summer months. Questions? Contact Water Conservation at email@example.com.
Watering Recommendations for the week of 9/25-10/1
Looking for ways to also be fire-wise? Consider using a fine mulch instead of large bark material in the landscape. Avoid adding mulch to the first 5 feet around your house.
Weekly Overview: We are expecting rain early this week. Supplemental irrigation may not be necessary. Please monitor the weather and adjust your watering accordingly. At most, spot watering towards the end of the week may be necessary. Temperatures will be in the low 70s with cooler temperatures dropping to the low 40s at night.
If you are unsure whether your landscape needs water, try using a soil moisture meter to check to see if there is still water in the soil. You can pick one up for FREE in our office.
If you find that your soil has dried out and you didn’t receive any rain, then follow the recommended watering schedule below for watering during this time of year.
Weekly Watering Need = 0.1 inches/week for lawn and 0.05 inches per week for water wise plants.
To apply this amount of water, follow the sample watering guide below.
Lawn Watering with Sprays or Rotors: Standard pop- up sprays = 4 minutes for the week Standard rotating sprinklers = 10 minutes for the week Multi-Stream Rotors (aka MP Rotators) = 15 minutes for the week
Shrub Watering with Sprays or Rotors: Standard pop-up sprays = 2 minutes for the week Standard rotating sprinklers = 5 minutes for the week Multi-Stream Rotors (aka MP Rotators) = 8 minutes for the week
Shrub Watering with Drip & Micro-sprays: Low Volume Drip System = 10-20 minutes per week Micro-Sprays & Bubblers = 5-10 minutes for the week
The above watering times are based on weekly water need for areas in full sun. Decrease these times by 20% for areas that are in shade.
Note: If you are just trying to keep your landscape alive this year, reducing by 30-40% the recommended time will likely be sufficient. Most lawns and landscapes can handle reduced watering times, they will just not be as lush.
Rain. High near 67. Southeast wind 6 to 10 mph becoming north northwest in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Rain before 11pm, then showers after 11pm. Low around 53. East southeast wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Showers likely, mainly before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
A 50 percent chance of rain after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Showers likely before 11am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 63. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Mostly clear, with a low around 43. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Patchy fog between 8am and 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
A 20 percent chance of showers after 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.
A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.