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Well, we should be getting some hot weather any minute. I can feel it. So far this year we have had it pretty easy. Watering demands have been pretty mild but watch out. Heat is on it's way. If you have been watering well, things should be fine. If you have been watering on the light side, your landscape will be crispy next week. One thing to keep in mind is that it only takes 3/4 of an inch of water to give your landscape a good soaking and prevent drought damage. But, it will take 3-4 to bring it back if you let it brown out. In fact, lawn and plants may die in as little as 2 days of weather if you don't water.
I water 3 times each week and apply 3/4 of an inch in most areas. However, when it is going to be in the 90's I will also push my manual start button and run one extra cycle the DAY BEFORE a hot spell. That will get everything hydrated and prevent damage. If you water by hand, just put the sprinkler out and water one extra time for the week.
THE BIG NO NO IS !!! Don't water between noon and 8PM. Even if things look dry. It will not help much. In fact 90% of the water will evaporate and do nothing. Just water that evening. Also, don't worry about lawn disease. Some people fear evening water will cause problems. That is very rare and if you see a problem just shift to morning and it will go away.
Let us know if we can help set up your sprinkler system.
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