When to Water

Updated 6/14/18 at 10:00 a.m. Watering advice does not take into account weather forecasts. 

Rainfall* Over the past seven days has been around 2″.

Established lawns: No need to water.

Recently sodded lawns (within the last 4 weeks): Resume following your watering instructions on 6/14, but monitor areas in full sun for dryness and water accordingly.

Established perennial beds: No need to water.

Recently installed perennial beds (within last 12 weeks): Resume following your watering instructions on 6/16, but monitor areas in full sun for wilting and water accordingly.

Established trees & shrubs: No need to water.

Recently installed trees & shrubs (within last 12 weeks): Leverage recent rains and provide a slow, long watering once this weekend.  Then resume following your watering instructions on 6/20.

Established rain gardens: No need to water.

Recently installed rain gardens (within the last 8 weeks): Resume following your watering instructions on 6/19.

*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.