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This page provides information intended to help in preparing Landscaping and Irrigation System Plans for development projects submitted to the City for review and approval. New landscaping and irrigation standards became effective December 1, 2013.
For your convenience, please click here to view a pdf document containing all of the ordinances from the Medford Land Development Code related to landscaping, screening, and buffering (including Section 10.780 Landscape and Irrigation Requirements).
Landscaping & Irrigation Standards and Processes are applicable to the following type of projects:
Landscaping and Irrigation Standards and processes ARE NOT applicable to the following:
The links below provide vital information to the landscape/irrigation plan designer in development and submission of plans and to the landscape/irrigation installation certifier when seeking to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy upon completion of site improvement.
Landscape and Irrigation Plan Processing and Information Packet- February 2014 (click on the title to open a pdf version of the packet). Provides information on the following:
Irrigation Friction Loss and Run Time Calculator Spreadsheet - 2/14/14 (click on the title to open and save the Excel spreadsheet to your computer)
Plant Water Needs for Medford Spreadsheet - 9/24/14 (Click on the title to open and save the Excel spreadsheet to your computer.
Plants in the same irrigation zone shall have similar watering needs unless irrigated by drip irrigation with emitters sized for individual plant water needs. This link provides a plant list of trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, ferns, groundcover, vines and grasses and respective water needs for each identified species. An irrigation zone may contain plants in two adjoining water need classifications (i.e., “Low/Moderate” plant materials can be paired with "Moderate" plant materials, but “Low/Moderate” plant materials cannot be paired in the same zone as “Very Low” or “High” water need plant materials).