September may mark summer’s end, but outdoor water use still falls within the heavier watering season — and our smart-irrigation mindset should be far from dormant.
Our summer watering rules, which are in effect until Oct. 1, limit each week’s watering days to three. (And a good rain lets you skip a day.)
Not sure how much water your lawn needs? Use these times as a starting point to determine the number of minutes to water each zone on the days you water.
September watering times
- Fixed spray heads: 11 minutes
- Rotor heads: 23 minutes
- Rotary nozzles: 28 minutes
- Manual sprinklers: 17 minutes
As the days grow shorter, nighttime temperatures tend to decrease. Consider cooling down your watering routine with shorter sessions.
Stick to watering during the cooler times — lawn watering is not allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.