11/01/23 at 8:00 a.m.
Established lawns: Do not need watering.
Recently sodded lawns (within the last 4 weeks): Resume your watering schedule on 11/5/23 or when the lawn dries out. Be careful not to overwater, so allow the ground to dry out if it squishes when walked upon.
Established perennial beds: Do not need watering.
Recently installed perennial beds (within last 12 weeks): Provide one good soaking per week (only). First, without green leaves on the plants, they will draw moisture out of the ground at a much slower rate. Second, even as the plants go dormant, their roots continue to grow and require adequate moisture.
Established trees & shrubs: Do not need watering.
Recently installed trees & shrubs (within last 12 weeks): Provide one good deep watering per week (only). Avoid short watering periods which only provides a shallow watering of just the ground surface. Even as the plants go dormant, their roots continue to grow and require moisture–especially evergreens to get through winter.
Established rain gardens: Do not need watering.
Recently installed rain gardens (within the last 8 weeks): Resume your watering schedule when the ground surface dries up from any recent precipitation.
*Rain data from NOAA / NWS. All measurements approximate to the digrightin service area (Oak Park [N] to Burr Ridge [S] and Riverside [E] to Downers Grove [W]). Your actual rainfall amount may be different. Advice DOES NOT consider weather forecasts. Watering instructions are provided to customers by digrightin.