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Adjusting Irrigation Schedules for Fall

 We are coming to the end of summer and the beginning of the fall season. Cooler weather is around the corner which means it is time to adjust your irrigation schedules.

As the night time temperatures dip into the 50’s and cooler, the water requirements for your plant material and turf is reducing. Most plants and turf are winding down on the growing season and do not require as much water. Your irrigation schedules can be reduced by up to 50% or more during the fall season.

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As a rule of thumb, turf areas can be watered 2-3 times per week, mulch beds 1-2 times per week and drip zones once per week. It is also a good time to check your rain sensor for proper operation. If the fall season is rainy, you can even turn the irrigation off: especially during the month of October. You can turn the system off and have it ready for winterization. The rule for early morning watering still applies for the fall season. Avoid late morning and into the evening time watering.

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We have certified/licensed staff members that can perform irrigation audits and give you industry approved recommendations to make your system that best that it can be.

If you are having trouble with fall scheduling, the professionals at Winterberry Irrigation can help – 860-378-0071.