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Watering Recommendations

Watering Information for the Week for September 25th-October 1st

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 September 25th-October 1st

Remember to turn off your sprinkler systems when it is raining. If you have a smart controller with a rain sensor, remember to monitor your sprinkler system when it is raining to verify that your sensor is working properly.

 
Weekly Watering Recommendations

Weekly Overview for the Week of September 25th-October 1st
     
Overview
 

We are expecting rain early this week. Supplemental irrigation may not be necessary. Please monitor the weather and adjust your watering accordingly. At most, spot watering towards the end of the week may be necessary. Temperatures will be in the low 70s with cooler temperatures dropping to the low 40s at night.
 
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 0.1 inches/week for lawn and 0.05 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  4 minutes for the week*
     Standard rotating sprinklers  10 minutes for the week*
     Multi-Stream Rotors (aka MP Rotators)  15 minutes for the week*
   
   
     
     Shrub Watering with Sprays or Rotors

 
     Standard pop-up sprays 2 minutes for the week*
     Standard rotating sprinklers 5 minutes for the week*
     Multi-Stream Rotors (aka MP Rotators) 8 minutes for the week*
   
 
   
     Shrub Watering with Drip & Micro-sprays

 
     Low Volume Drip System 10-20 minutes per week*
     Micro-Sprays & Bubblers 5-10 minutes for the week*
   
*Divide the total time per week by the number of watering days. Example: 60 minutes per week divided by three watering days is approx. 20 minutes per watering day. If runoff occurs, break up the 20 minutes into two cycles of 10 minutes each.
 
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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 September 25th-October 1st

Today
Rain. High near 67. Southeast wind 6 to 10 mph becoming north northwest in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
 
Tonight
Rain before 11pm, then showers after 11pm. Low around 53. East southeast wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
 
Tuesday
Showers likely, mainly before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
 
Tuesday Night
A 50 percent chance of rain after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
 
Wednesday
A 50 percent chance of rain before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 68. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west northwest in the morning.
 
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.
 
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
 
Thursday Night
A slight chance of showers before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
 
Friday
A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 66.
 
Friday Night
A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.
 
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
 
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
 
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 71.

 


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

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