Weekly irrigation recommendations for The Woodlands
Week of 08/26/2019 - 09/01/2019
Irrigation approved for 1 inch this week.
Even though there were sporadic showers during the past 7 days, all of them were very localized. There is little or no rain forecast for the coming week. Therefore, you can water an inch this week (one-half inch for each of your approved watering nights).However, temperatures are expected to be somewhat milder than they have been, with cooler nights.
Remember, St. Augustine grass is a warm season grass. During warmer months (June, July, August, September) it requires no more than an inch of water a week. This one inch can be in the form of rainwater, irrigation water or a combination of both. If irrigation is recommended, then put down a half-inch on each zone on your first watering night of the week, and then another half-inch on your second night. If you're not familiar with your watering days, please check the Defined Irrigation Schedule.
This is a recommendation only. It is intended to reduce waste of our vital water supply. We understand that rainfall events vary across The Woodlands and suggest installing a gauge at your home to accurately measure your rainfall. Alternately, a rain sensor or Smart Controller offer even greater accuracy. The decision to irrigate is at the discretion of our residents. However, the Defined Irrigation Schedule is still in effect, and residents who choose to irrigate should do so according to the DIS.
Some Water Saving Tips
Pay attention to rainfall.The Woodlands receives about 50 inches per year.
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Use cycle and soak to prevent runoff.
Make sure your soil is not compacted and that water can penetrate at least six inches.
Insure that you have a healthy microbial population in your soil.
Monitor your outdoor water use.
Don't just "set and forget" your controller.
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