In the Garden: Watering Priorities

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Medford, Ore. — In the middle of a drought, it’s more important than ever to know where your water is going and use what water we do have wisely.

OSU Master Gardeners said you should make a priority list.  They say established trees and shrubs need to be saved first because it’s more costly to replace them.

They also suggest reducing lawn watering.  OSU Master Gardener, Jane Moyer said you only need one to two inches of water per week to keep your lawn green.

You can learn more about watering priorities and irrigation tricks at the OSU Extension Service.  The Sustainable Watering Practices class is August 11th at 7 p.m. at 569 Hanley Rd. in Central Point.

OSU Master Gardeners can be contacted at the following numbers:

Jackson County – (541) 776-7371
Josephine County – (541) 476-6613
Klamath County – (541) 883-7131
Coos County – (541) 572-5263
Douglas County – (541) 672-4461