Watering & Weather Information

Watering Information
May 16th- May 22nd

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 5/16 - 5/22
TIP of the Week: Walk around your landscape while your sprinklers are running to make sure you donít have any leaks. This should be done periodically, to reduce your chances of wasting water.
Weekly Overview:  This week we are getting a break in the rain and warmer temperatures are in the forecast. Supplemental irrigation may be needed this week, so follow the weekly watering guide below to apply the appropriate amount of water. Remember, as you start watering, limit the number of days you water so that you encourage deeper root growth.
 
  • 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 didnít receive any rain, then follow the recommended watering schedule below for watering during this time of year.  
 
Weekly Watering Need = 0.34 inches/week for lawn and 0.17 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 = 13 minutes for the week
Standard rotating sprinklers = 32 minutes for the week
Multi-Stream Rotors (aka MP Rotators) = 51 minutes for the week

Shrub Watering with Sprays or Rotors:
Standard pop-up sprays = 7 minutes for the week
Standard rotating sprinklers = 15 minutes for the week
Multi-Stream Rotors (aka MP Rotators) = 25 minutes for the week
 
Shrub Watering with Drip & Micro-sprays:
Low Volume Drip System = 20-30 minutes per week
Micro-Sprays & Bubblers = 15-30 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 16th-May 22nd: 
Today
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 69. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.
 
Tonight
Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 41. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light north northwest in the evening.
 
Tuesday
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
 
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.
 
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
 
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
 
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 63.
 
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
 
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 71.
 
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 44.
 
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
 
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
 
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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