*Watering advice as of 7/18/2019.*

*Rainfall over the last 24 hours has been about 1/2 inch. Over the last 30 days, our service area has received between 4 – 6 inches of rainfall.

Established lawns: Apply 1/2 inch of water all at one time at least once over the weekend. A little browning is okay because the grass is going dormant due to the heat stress.

Recently sodded lawns (within the last 4 weeks):  Apply 1/2 inch of water all at one time at least once over the weekend. A little browning is okay because the grass is going dormant due to the heat stress.

Established perennial beds: Monitor for wilting during the excessive heat and provide water if needed. Otherwise, do not water in order to encourage deep root growth. Due to all the rain this year, subsurface soils are most likely adequately moist.

Recently installed perennial beds (within last 12 weeks): Leverage recent rains and provide a deep watering at least once this week.

Established trees & shrubs: Monitor for wilting during the excessive heat and provide water if needed. Otherwise, do not water in order to encourage deep root growth. Due to all the rain this year, subsurface soils are most likely adequately moist.

Recently installed trees & shrubs (within last 12 weeks):  Leverage recent rains and provide a deep watering at least once this week.

Established rain gardens: Monitor for wilting during the excessive heat and provide water if needed. Otherwise, do not water in order to encourage deep root growth. Due to all the rain this year, subsurface soils are most likely adequately moist.

Recently installed rain gardens (within the last 8 weeks): Follow your watering schedule.

*Rain data from NOAA / NWS. All measurements approximate to the digrightin service area (Oak Park [N] to Burr Ridge [S] and Riverside [E] to Downers Grove [W]). Your actual rainfall amount may be different. Watering schedules are provided to customers by digrightin.

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