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 your plant type and irrigation type.
- 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.
Weekly Watering Schedule
Before turning on your irrigation system for the season perform a pre-season check-up and take a moment to check soil moisture a few inches below the surface. If the soil is moist you can postpone irrigating for now.
Watering index 75%
For the week of May 26 - June 1 based on weather for May 19 - 25