When to Water

Updated 9/22/17 at 8:00 a.m. Watering advice does not take into account weather forecasts.

Rainfall* over the past 7 days has been about 0.5″ on very dry soils.  We are officially in an “abnormally dry” designated (i.e. slight) drought.

Established lawns:  provide 1.0″ of water all at once one time this week.

Recently sodded lawns (within the last 4 weeks): follow your watering schedule and monitor for drying out and apply more water.

Established perennial beds: provide one inch of water this week.

Recently installed perennial beds (within last 12 weeks): follow your watering schedule and monitor for drying out and apply more water.

Established trees & shrubs: would benefit from a deep watering this week.

Recently installed trees & shrubs (within last 12 weeks): provide a deep watering one time this week.

Established rain gardens: monitor for wilting and apply one-inch of water.

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.