Question of the week: Name of the game this week: Patience!
Q: When can I turn on my irrigation system?
A: We have already been receiving phone calls to turn on irrigations systems. But it is still a bit too soon!
Although we have been warmer and drier than normal, you need to be patient. We normally do not turn on irrigation systems until the 3rd week of April and as late as mid May.
If you turn on the system too soon, and we get a late freeze, you could damage your system which could prove costly. Continue to hand water your plants/trees once a week until it is the right time to hand over the duties of watering to your irrigation system.