Watering & Weather Information

Watering Information

May 13th - May 19th

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 conserve@ashland.or.us.

   Watering Recommendations for the week of 5/13-5/19

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: It’s getting hot! Make sure you’re wearing sunscreen if you’re outside in the garden or lawn in direct sunlight, as this week shows a low chance of cloud coverage throughout the week.
 
  • 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 = 1.36 inches/week for lawn and 0.68 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 = 54minutes for the week
Standard rotating sprinklers = 130 minutes for the week
Multi-Stream Rotors (aka MP Rotators) = 204 minutes for the week

Shrub Watering with Sprays or Rotors:
Standard pop-up sprays = 54 minutes for the week
Standard rotating sprinklers = 130 minutes for the week
Multi-Stream Rotors (aka MP Rotators) = 204 minutes for the week

Shrub Watering with Drip & Micro-sprays:
Low Volume Drip System = 130-140 minutes per week
Micro-Sprays & Bubblers = 80-90 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.

NOAA Weather for May 13th- May 19th:

Today
Sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 49. North northwest wind 5 to 11 mph.

Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night
Clear, with a low around 51. North northwest wind 9 to 14 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night
Clear, with a low around 54.

Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 88.

Thursday Night
Clear, with a low around 53.

Friday
Sunny, with a high near 83.

Friday Night
Clear, with a low around 46.br>
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 78.

Saturday Night
Clear, with a low around 46.

Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 83.
 

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