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Watering Recommendations

June 27th-July 3rd

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

Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week for June 27th-July 3rd
 
Donít water pavement. Set sprinklers so that water stays on your lawn and gardens, not on pavement, and use a broom or blower to clean sidewalks/driveways, rather than a hose and gallons and gallons of water.


 
Weekly Watering Recommendations

Watering Recommendations for the Week of
June 27th-July 3rd
 
Overview
 
Overall temperatures for this week are staying consistent with highs near 85. Supplemental irrigation will be needed, so follow the weekly watering guide below to apply the appropriate amount of water. Remember, as you start watering, limit the number of days you water so that you encourage deeper root growth.
  • 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 1.52 inches/week for lawn and 0.76 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  60 minutes for the week
     Standard rotating sprinklers  146 minutes for the week
     Multi-Stream Rotors (aka MP Rotators)  228 minutes for the week
   
   
     
     Shrub Watering with Sprays or Rotors

 
     Standard pop-up sprays 30 minutes for the week
     Standard rotating sprinklers 73 minutes for the week
     Multi-Stream Rotors (aka MP Rotators) 114 minutes for the week
   
 
   
     Shrub Watering with Drip & Micro-sprays

 
     Low Volume Drip System 90-152 minutes per week
     Micro-Sprays & Bubblers 60-92 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 by 30-40% the recommended time 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 June 27th-July 3rd


Today
Sunny and hot, with a high near 96. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
 
Tonight
Clear, with a low around 55. West northwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light north in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.
 
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 86. Light northwest wind becoming north northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
 
Tuesday Night
Clear, with a low around 53. North northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.
 
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
 
Wednesday Night
Clear, with a low around 53.
 
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 87.
 
Thursday Night
Clear, with a low around 55.
 
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 88.
 
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 55.
 
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 83.
 
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.
 
Sunday
A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.


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