Suggested Watering Schedule

This suggested watering schedule is intended to be a recommendation to conserve water. This schedule may need to be adjusted to meet your specific landscape's needs, as it assumes spray-head sprinklers, clay soil, and no rain. Please see additional scheduling tips below. Click here for the downloadable PDF of the Recommended Watering Schedule.

Turfgrass

MonthSeason Adjust %*Days**Cycles***Minutes****Total Minutes per Week
January 50% 1 3 6 18
February 50% 2 3 3 18
March 60% 2 3 4 24
April 70% 2 3 5 30
May 90% 3 3 4 36
June 90% 3 3 4 36
July 100% 3 3 4 36
August 100% 3 3 4 36
September 80% 3 3 4 36
October 60% 2 3 4 24
November 50% 2 3 3 18
December 40% 1 3 5 15

Shrubs & Trees

MonthSeason Adjust %*Days**Cycles***Minutes****Total Minutes per Week
January 50% 1 3 3 9
February 50% 1 3 3 9
March 60% 1 3 4 12
April 70% 1 3 5 15
May 90% 1 3 5 15
June 90% 1 3 6 18
July 100% 1 3 7 21
August 100% 1 3 7 21
September 80% 1 3 6 18
October 60% 1 3 4 12
November 50% 1 3 3 9
December 40% 1 3 2 6
*% If your timer has a seasonal adjust or budget feature, then you may alternatively program your timer with the July/August schedule, and use the Season Adjust % to easily adjust your watering to match the seasons. You do not need to add/remove water days!
** Days The number of days per week.
*** Cycles The number of cycles or run times. For example 3:00am, 4:00am, and 5:00am.
*Multiple cycles helps prevent runoff, helps plants' roots grow deeper so your garden can grow better.
****Minutes The recommended number of minutes to water which varies with the type of sprinklers used and the weather.
Spray-head Sprinklers - use the recommended number of minutes.
Rotating sprinklers - multiply the number of minutes per cycle by 3. Example: 3 minutes x 3 = 9 minutes per cycle
Drip - multiply the number of minutes per cycle by 5. Example: 3 minutes x 5 = 15 minutes per cycle