Rain 0.76"; 9.21" season total

We had a surprising amount of rain yesterday and overnight at my house: 0.7" and then a bit more on the following day.  This is quite late in the season for us to get this much rain - 75% of the time May has 0.25" or less rain in the LA area.  The rainfall total of 9.21" is normal for LA, which most frequently gets between 8 and 10 inches of rain per year.

If you have established native plants, they ought to do well in your garden this year with even a moderate amount of supplemental watering.  If you are establishing native plants, they will still need a bit of extra water to get through the summer.  Deep, infrequent, waterings are usually best.


Another 0.1" of rain; season total 8.45"

I predicted that we were done with rain for the year, but I was wrong. An overnight and early a.m. Storm gave us another 0.1" for a total of 8.45". This is not an unusual amount of rain for the Los Angeles area, so once again I say that this part of the state is having normal winter. If we landscaped with native plants we'd be sitting pretty in terms of keeping out yards alive.

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