I feel I have to share with you what Gloria Tipton – our District 8 Delegate – writes after last week storm :
Consider this: Shut off your sprinkler system! On Jan. 6 & 7, Sun City received almost 2 1/2 inches of rain.
That is according to my “rain gauge”. My rain gauge is a 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 1 3/4 Pyrex glass pan. That container overflowed. I added a plastic container the size of a shoe box. Now I am watching to see how long it takes for that water to evaporate! My containers are in direct sun light! I am assuming that the water in the containers will evaporate faster than the water in the soil. I am estimating that there won’t be a need to run a sprinkler system for several more days! We all should pay attention to how wet the soil is before using our sprinkler system!
I realize this isn’t rocket science. Consider it more like a science project and applying common sense!
Create your own rain gauge! I will keep you posted!