Water is a basic necessity for all living things including our landscapes. The amount of moisture available to plants is critical to a great looking landscape. But enough is enough. Chicago precipitation has been exceedingly heavy. Rainfall totals have reached 7.63 inches through June 27
, the fifth wettest June on record. May rainfall totaled 8.21 inches, the wettest ever. Besides creating havoc for our mowing and service schedules, too much moisture can be as detrimental to our plants as not enough. Your irrigation system is designed to provide supplemental watering during times when natural rainfall is not available. It’s critical that your system is programmed, maintained and monitored properly to avoid over-watering.