When to Water

Updated 7/21/17 at 8:00 a.m. Watering advice does not take into account weather forecasts.

Rainfall* over the past 7 days has been nearly 1.5″ with most of that falling overnight of 7/19-7/20.

Established lawns: Do not need watering. Ideally, you will keep watering through July so your lawn experiences dormancy in August.

Recently sodded lawns (within the last 4 weeks): resume your watering schedule on 7/22.

Established perennial beds: do not need watering.

Recently installed perennial beds (within last 12 weeks): resume your watering schedule on 7/24.

Established trees & shrubs: do not need watering.

Recently installed trees & shrubs (within last 12 weeks): leverage recent rains and provide a deep watering once this weekend.

Established rain gardens: do not need watering.

Recently installed rain gardens (within the last 8 weeks): resume your watering schedule on 7/26.

*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.