Irrigation Recommendations

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The following irrigation recommendations are for the Abilene, TX area. All amounts are in inches. 

PET (potential evapo-transpiration) is water lost to evaporation and plant consumption.

Month Average Rain Fall / Month Average PET / Month Average Additional Irrigation / Month Average Additional Irrigation / Week
JAN .87 1.20 .33 .08
FEB .90 1.60 .70 .18
MAR 1.00 3.90 2.90 .73
APR 2.20 4.70 2.50 .63
MAY 3.25 7.90 4.65 1.16
JUNE 2.50 8.61 6.11 1.53
JULY 2.25 8.75 6.50 1.63
AUG 2.25 8.15 5.65 1.41
SEPT 3.50 7.10 3.60 .90
OCT 2.25 4.90 2.65 .66
NOV 1.25 2.80 1.55 .39
DEC .85 1.00 .15 .04

Information source: Texas A&M University Dept of Agriculture

This chart is based upon weather averages and does not account for all possible factors. Other factors that may affect water requirements include sun exposure, slope, turf type, soil, actual rainfall, actual weather conditions, distribution uniformity of irrigation system, and irrigation nozzle size.

Smart timers are designed to collect and translate information from these factors each day and automatically adjust accordingly.

Estimated time to apply 1" of water:
MP rotor head - 2 hours and 12 minutes
standard spray head - 40 minutes
large rotor head - 2 hours
netafim drip hose (12" o.c. w/.9gph emitters) - 1 hour

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