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Lawn Watering Infoline - February 27

Welcome to the lawn watering infoline. Although these winter months have seemed somewhat warm, plant water needs are still being met by precipitation, so no irrigation is needed during this time of year. If you have some trees or shrubs that look like they are having issues, you can use an inexpensive moisture meter to determine if it is indeed a water-related problem. You can help plants that are having water troubles by trickling a hose on them for a few hours, which should be sufficient until the regular irrigation season begins.

Applying fertilizer at this time of year is also not necessary. Lawns will begin to green as the soils warm up. It is better to have fertilizer applied in May, once the lawn has had enough time to develop healthy root systems, before promoting green top growth.

In an effort to help save water, as you speak with your friends and neighbors, mention this infoline to them, especially if they are currently running their sprinkler system. Additionally, if you see a sprinkler system running at this time of year, call us with the address and we will contact the property owner to remind them that irrigation is not needed in our climate at this time.
 
We hope you find this information to be helpful. If you have any questions or comments, or would like more information, visit our website www.medfordwater.org or call 541-774-2435.
 
Thank you for being mindful of your water use. Using these tips, we hope you’ll find that you can maintain a beautiful, healthy landscape while using water wisely.  
 


The Medford Water Commission offers Spring Start-Up, an overall guide to preparing your sprinkler system for the warm weather ahead. To request a mailed copy, call 541-774-2435.
 
For a guide to help you schedule your sprinkling, you can download our Sample Lawn Watering Schedule or call 541-774-2435 to have a copy mailed to you.

There is a wealth of information on conservation and landscaping on the website, which we hope you will find helpful. If you have any questions or comments, or would like more information, email us or call 541-774-2435.
 
Thank you for being mindful of your water use. Using these tips, we hope you’ll find that you can maintain a beautiful, healthy landscape while using water wisely.  


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