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Watering Recommendations

May 23rd-May 29th

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 May 23rd-May 29th
 
Setting your sprinkler controller to run before the sun comes up will reduce water waste from evaporation. Optimal watering should be done between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.


 
Weekly Watering Recommendations

Watering Recommendations for the Week of May 23rd-May 29th
 
Overview
 
This week we will see warmer temperatures. Towards the end of the week there is a chance of showers, so monitor accordingly. Supplemental irrigation will be needed this week, so follow the weekly watering guide below to apply the appropriate amount of water. Remember, as you start watering for the season, 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 1.11 inches/week for lawn and 0.55 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  44 minutes for the week
     Standard rotating sprinklers  106 minutes for the week
     Multi-Stream Rotors (aka MP Rotators)  166 minutes for the week
   
   
     
     Shrub Watering with Sprays or Rotors

 
     Standard pop-up sprays 22 minutes for the week
     Standard rotating sprinklers 53 minutes for the week
     Multi-Stream Rotors (aka MP Rotators) 83 minutes for the week
   
 
   
     Shrub Watering with Drip & Micro-sprays

 
     Low Volume Drip System 60-70 minutes per week
     Micro-Sprays & Bubblers 110-115 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.


Weekly Forecast







NOAA Weather for the Week of May 23rd-May 29th 

Today
Sunny, with a high near 75. North northwest wind 6 to 11 mph.
 
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 45. North northwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
 
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
 
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
 
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
 
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
 
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 81.
 
Thursday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
 
Friday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70.
 
Friday Night
A slight chance of showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
 
Saturday
A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 69.
 
Saturday Night
A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.
 
Sunday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 68.

 

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