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Watering Recommendations

Watering Information for the Week for October 16th-Next Watering Season

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 October 16th-Next Watering Season

As the weather cools and rains pick up, scheduled watering will not be necessary. Spot watering is best as we transition to the rainy season. Thank you for always being mindful of you water use. See you next watering season!

 
Weekly Watering Recommendations

Weekly Overview for the Week of October 16th-Next Watering Season
     
Overview
 

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 inches/week for lawn and 0 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  0 minutes for the week*
     Standard rotating sprinklers  0 minutes for the week*
     Multi-Stream Rotors (aka MP Rotators)  0 minutes for the week*
   
   
     
     Shrub Watering with Sprays or Rotors

 
     Standard pop-up sprays 0 minutes for the week*
     Standard rotating sprinklers 0 minutes for the week*
     Multi-Stream Rotors (aka MP Rotators) 0 minutes for the week*
   
 
   
     Shrub Watering with Drip & Micro-sprays

 
     Low Volume Drip System 0 minutes per week*
     Micro-Sprays & Bubblers 0 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 October 16th-October 22nd

Today
Rain. High near 63. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
 
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
 
Tuesday
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming north northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
 
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 49. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
 
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the afternoon.
 
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
 
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 83.
 
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
 
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
 
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 73.
 
Saturday Night
A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
 
Sunday
A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 62.

 


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

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