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Summer Tips

EWEB's Weather Station provides Weekly Watering Recommendations based on rainfall and other data, usally from May or June through September. Rainbow will repost this information on our Facebook page and website.

Watering recommendation for: July 19-25, 2024

Water your lawn and flowers: 1.31 inches

If your lawn has deep roots split it into two watering days: 0.65 inches/watering

If your lawn has shallow roots split it into three watering days: 0.44 inches/watering

Tip of the week:

When the sun goes down, let your sprinklers pop up. By watering after sunset and completing landscape watering before sunrise, as parks and campuses do, you will avoid losing moisture to evaporation. The best time to water is during the night between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. 

Watering mature trees 1 or 2 times a month over many hours will help get the water deep into their root system helping them through the summer. A soil moisture sensor probe could be helpful in determining if watering is needed on your mature trees.

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Watering Gauge

We are no longer providing "Green Grass" watering gauges, but you can always make one yourself. Watch a short video about making a DIY Green Grass Gauge here, then grab a tuna can and print out some test strips to get started!

Testing Strips



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