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Sprinkler System

WATERING SCHEDULES

The basic goal of an irrigation system is to provide continuously available water in the top 6" to 12" of the soil profile

Water requirements for most plant material including turf is approximately 1" per week

Factors affecting watering schedules are:
               1. Soil type and condition
               2. Type of sprinkler
               3. Grade or slope of the ground
               4. Exposure to sun/shade
               5. Exposure to wind
               6. Local watering restrictions

RULE-OF-THUMB WATERING SCHEDULES
New landscape installations - 1st 2 weeks after planting

Turf (seed and sod for first 2 - 3 weeks)
               A. Rotors 39 minutes every day (if possible, 3 cycles of 13 minutes)
               B. Sprays 9 minutes every day (if possible , 3 cycles of 3 minutes)

Perennials & Annuals
               A. Rotors 24 minutes every day
               B. Sprays 6 minutes every day

New landscape installations - 1st & 2nd year after planting

Turf
               A. Rotors 24 minutes every day
               B. Sprays 6 minutes every day

Perennials & Annuals
               A. Rotors 24 minutes every day
               B. Sprays 6 minutes every day

Established landscapes  - after 2 years in the ground
              
Turf                
               A. Rotors 60 minutes 2 to 4 times per week
               B. Sprays 15 minutes 2 to 4 times per week

Perennials
               A. Rotors 40 minutes 2 to 5 times per week
               B. Sprays 10 minutes 2 to 5 times per week
               C. Drip 40 minutes 2 to 5 times per week

Annuals
               A. Rotors 20 minutes 4 to 7 times per week
               B. Sprays 5 minutes 4 to 7 times per week
               C. Drip 20 mi