Properly programming your irrigation controller and making regular adjustments to the schedule helps ensure you are watering your garden as efficiently as possible.
The Weekly Watering Schedule provides a recommended irrigation schedule each week, based on irrigation equipment, plant type, and weather conditions. It is not a forecast and may need adjusting due to hot or cold weather, and other factors. The schedule is updated every Friday during the irrigation season.
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How To Use The Weekly Watering Schedule
Detailed information is provided in the Weekly Watering Schedule User Guide.
Option 1: Program your controller for June/July and use the watering index below to adjust your controller using the seasonal adjustment feature.
Option 2: Use the schedules published below to adjust your controller through the irrigation season.
- Select either Inland/Upland Zones or Coastal Zones below for the climate zone where you're located.
- Look up the run times for the plant type and irrigation type for each zone.
- The run times provided are for individual irrigation zones, as each zone may have different requirements.
- The weekly run time is often split into multiple, shorter run times to help reduce runoff. Allow 30 to 60 minutes between run times to allow water to soak into the soil.
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Supplemental irrigation is not typically needed during the late fall and winter months due to cooler temperatures and seasonal rainfall. Water only as needed during extended dry periods.
The Weekly Watering Schedule will resume in the spring.