After a hot, dry August and early September, relief finally arrived last week with cooler weather and rain. Despite the warm weather this week and forecast for mostly dry this coming week, the irrigation season is essentially over. We have either cut back significantly or even shut down most systems. Even with the heat forecast this week, we do not plan to resume watering on most sites as rains will return soon. A few dry spots in the meantime should be quickly erased when it rains again. As we are beginning to plant fall pansies, those valves will stay programmed to water.