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Medford Water Commission

Medford Water Commission - 541.774.2430
Lawn Watering Infoline - October 21

Welcome to the lawn watering Infoline. Today is Friday October 21st.
Over the past week, we have received over 4 inches of rain. Because of this and current weather conditions, supplemental irrigation this week will not be necessary. We recommend that you turn your sprinkler timer off.
If you have a Rain Shut-off Device on your sprinkler system, it will have shut off your system with the rain we received. A Rain Shut-off Device is a relatively inexpensive way to save water and the time it takes to turn your system off and back on.
Fall is the perfect time to fertilize your lawn before you turn off your sprinkler system for the winter. It is always best to use a slow release fertilizer to feed turf grass. Apply enough fertilizer to give the lawn at least one pound of actual nitrogen, the first number of the fertilizer formula on the fertilizer bag. If you need help understanding how much to apply, ask your local nursery or feel free to give us a call.
Fall is also the time to be planning what to do with your sprinkler system for the winter. The Medford Water Commission offers Winterizing Your Sprinkler System, an overall guide to preparing your sprinkler system for the cold weather ahead. Visit our website at www.medfordwater.org and click on the “Sprinkle Smart” link on the left hand side or call us at 541.774.2436 to request a copy to be mailed to you.

There is a wealth of information on conservation and landscaping on our website which we hope you will find helpful. If you have any questions or comments, or would like more information, email us through our website or call 541.774.2436.
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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