10/13/22 at 6:30 a.m.   

Rainfall* over the past 7 days:  Nearly 1 inch.  Over the past 30 days, rainfall has been around 1.5 inches.  Lawn and gardens are beginning their initial descent into the fall season.  On average,  September and October, are two of the least rainy months of the year.  The end of October and into November marks the fall “rainy season”.  

Established lawns:  Do not need water but would benefit from one inch of water, all at one time, once this weekend. 

Recently sodded lawns (within the last 4 weeks):  Follow your watering schedule.   

Established perennial beds:  Do not need watering. 

Recently installed perennial beds (within last 12 weeks):  Follow your watering instructions.

Established trees & shrubs: Do not need watering.

Recently installed trees & shrubs (within last 12 weeks):  Follow your watering instructions. 

Established rain gardens: Do not need watering.

Recently installed rain gardens (within the last 8 weeks):  Follow your watering instructions. 

*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. Watering instructions are provided to customers by digrightin.