After the coldest, wettest Spring on record, July and August were the hottest on record. However, Fall is in the air and the hot weather looks to be over with a return to normal September 70’s.
With temperatures moderating, we are reducing irrigation significantly and are preparing to shut down most systems later this month or in October once the fall rains arrive. Year to date, we are above typical water usage due to the hot dry July and August. Similar to last year, so hopefully not a budget buster. And remember, water rates are also rising and thus water costs will be higher with the same usage.
With the onset of fall, our priorities are changing and we are preparing for fall activities, including leaf removal, pansy plantings, and fall wet weather mowing. The change in seasons keep us busy and hopefully the weather stays cool but does not complicate our early fall activities.