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Lawn Watering Recommendations - August 15th-August 21st

August 15th-August 21st

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 August 15th-August 21st
 
Use drip systems for landscaping to prevent evaporation and provide deeper soakage.


 
Weekly Watering Recommendations

Watering Recommendations for the Week of 
August 15th-August 21st
 
Overview
 

Temperatures for this week will be hotter than last week, with highs near 105. Supplemental irrigation will be needed, so follow the weekly watering guide below to apply the appropriate amount of water. 

  • 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 1.78 inches/week for lawn and 0.89 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  72 minutes for the week
     Standard rotating sprinklers  171 minutes for the week
     Multi-Stream Rotors (aka MP Rotators)  267 minutes for the week
   
   
     
     Shrub Watering with Sprays or Rotors

 
     Standard pop-up sprays 36 minutes for the week
     Standard rotating sprinklers 86 minutes for the week
     Multi-Stream Rotors (aka MP Rotators) 134 minutes for the week
   
 
   
     Shrub Watering with Drip & Micro-sprays

 
     Low Volume Drip System 170-180 minutes per week
     Micro-Sprays & Bubblers 100-110 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 of 
August 15th-August 21st

Today
Sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
 
Tonight
Clear, with a low around 60. North northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light northwest in the evening.
 
Tuesday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
 
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 64. North northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the evening.
 
Wednesday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 104. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
 
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 67.
 
Thursday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 102.
 
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
 
Friday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 97.
 
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 64.
 
Saturday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 99.
 
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
 
Sunday
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96.
 

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




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