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Weekly Watering Schedule

Hero Weekly Watering Schedule

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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Low Water-Use Plants

‌‌Irrigation Type‌Drip EmittersInline Drip Micro Spray
Run Times (minutes)20
 
157
Cycles Per Day323
Days Per Week111
Total Weekly Runtime (minutes)603021
Moderate Water-Use Plants

‌‌Irrigation Type‌Drip EmittersInline DripMicro Spray
Run Times (minutes)17136
Cycles Per Day323
Days Per Week222
Total Weekly Runtime (minutes)1025236
High Water-Use Plants (Lawn)

‌Irrigation Type‌Muti-streamRotorFixed Spray
Run Times (minutes)19138
Cycles Per Day444
Days Per Week222
Total Weekly Runtime (minutes)15210464
    

All photos courtesy of Hunter Industries Incorporated

Low Water-Use Plants

‌‌Irrigation Type‌Drip EmittersInline Drip Micro Spray
Run Times (minutes)14117
Cycles Per Day322
Days Per Week111
Total Weekly Runtime (minutes)422214
Moderate Water-Use Plants

‌‌Irrigation Type‌Drip EmittersInline DripMicro Spray
Run Times (minutes)1896
Cycles Per Day222
Days Per Week222
Total Weekly Runtime (minutes)723624
High Water-Use Plants

‌Irrigation Type‌Muti-streamRotorFixed Spray
Run Times (minutes)18128
Cycles Per Day333
Days Per Week222
Total Weekly Runtime (minutes)1087248

All photos courtesy of Hunter Industries Incorporated

Additional Resources

  • For water supply, reservoir levels, and rainfall data, visit the Water Watch page.