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Watering Recommendations

Watering Information for the Week for May 30th-June 4th

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. Recommendations are updated weekly during the summer months.

Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week for May 30th-June 4th

Apply mulch around shrubs and flower beds to reduce evaporation, promote plant growth and control weeds.

 
Weekly Watering Recommendations

Weekly Overview for the Week of May 30th-June 4th
     
Overview
 

This week we are expecting clear and sunny skies with highs around 87 degrees. With slightly cooler temperatures in the forecast this week compared to last week, supplemental irrigation may be necessary. Monitor your landscape and adjust your watering accordingly. 
 
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 Needs 1.23 inches/week for lawn and 0.62 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  49 minutes for the week
     Standard rotating sprinklers  118 minutes for the week
     Multi-Stream Rotors (aka MP Rotators)  184 minutes for the week
   
   
     
     Shrub Watering with Sprays or Rotors

 
     Standard pop-up sprays 25 minutes for the week
     Standard rotating sprinklers 59 minutes for the week
     Multi-Stream Rotors (aka MP Rotators) 92 minutes for the week
   
 
   
     Shrub Watering with Drip & Micro-sprays

 
     Low Volume Drip System 120-125 minutes per week
     Micro-Sprays & Bubblers 70-75 minutes for the week
   
 
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PLEASE NOTE: 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.
 
If you are just trying to keep your landscape alive this year, reducing the recommended time by 30-40% will likely be sufficient. Most lawns and landscapes can handle reduced watering times, they will just not be as lush.
 

Weekly Forecast






NOAA Weather for the Week
 for May 30th-June 4th

Today
Sunny, with a high near 81. Light north northwest wind becoming northwest 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 47. Northwest wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
 
Wednesday
Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 75. Light north northwest wind becoming northwest 8 to 13 mph in the morning.
 
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 45. North northwest wind 11 to 16 mph becoming light northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
 
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 76. Light north northwest wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
 
Thursday Night
Clear, with a low around 46.
 
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 84.
 
Friday Night
Clear, with a low around 50.
 
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 88.
 
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 54.
 
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 94.

 


Questions? Contact our Water Efficiency Team at conserve@medfordwater.org.

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