*The summer watering season has come to an end; this will be our last recommendation for 2022.*
October 24th to the Beginning of the 2023 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 for October 24th to the Beginning of the 2023 Watering Season
Be Winter Wise! Winterize your irrigation system now to avoid slippery sidewalks and costly damage later (see our winterizing tips below).
Watering Recommendations for October 24th to the Beginning of the 2023 Watering Season
Fall is officially here; the daylight hours are getting shorter, and plants are going dormant for the winter season. The summer watering season has come to an end, and it’s time to prepare your irrigation system for winter temperatures. The best way to protect your irrigation investment from potential freeze damage over the winter is to “winterize” all system components. This process involves removing water from pipes, valves, and sprinkler heads before freezing occurs. Follow these basic steps to assist you in winterizing your irrigation system:
Shut off water to your sprinkler system. This can typically be done at the backflow prevention device.
Turn on each of the sprinkler valves to release the pressure in the pipes.
Drain sprinkler components as much as possible. Remove the cap and riser from the highest and lowest sprinkler in each irrigation zone to help water drain out.
Some systems are equipped to be blown out with compressed air. Contact an irrigation professional who offers this service.
After purging the system of all water, leave all the valve ports on your backflow preventer half open. Make sure to close them when you turn the system back on in the spring.
Turn your sprinkler controller to the off position.
In addition, any above ground piping, backflow preventers and valves need to be insulated. Disconnect garden hoses and place insulation caps on hose bibs.
Properly preparing your system for the winter can be far less costly than repairing damaged equipment in the spring. Consider contacting an irrigation professional to assist you with winterizing your system. If you have any questions or would like more information on winterizing, please call 541-774-2436 or click here.
NOAA Weather for the Week of October 24th-October 30th
Rain. High near 53. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Rain before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers between 10pm and 11pm. Patchy fog after 11pm. Low around 41. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
A 30 percent chance of rain after 5pm. Patchy dense fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 60. Light and variable wind.
A chance of rain before 8pm, then showers, mainly after 11pm. Low around 42. Light west southwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
A chance of rain, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 65.
Rain likely, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.
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