Tuesday, June 30, 2009

July Landscape Watering Reminder from City of Mesa

Summer’s here! While temps were mild in June, it’s plenty hot now. As monsoon activity picks up, humidity levels will increase and make it easier on plants. Shop for a rain gauge if you don’t have one since monsoon storms are localized. Turn your irrigation off if you get at least 1/2 inch of rain.

These recommendations are for plants that are established in the landscape (in the ground about 2 years).

Lawn watering:
Summer grass (Bermuda) - once every 3 days
Overseeded cool season grass (rye) – grass dies out

If trees and shrubs are on the same valve:
Desert Adapted - once every 14 days
High Water Use - once every 7 days

Tree watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 16 days
High Water Use - once every 8 days

Shrub watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 12 days
High Water Use - once every 5 days

Groundcover and vine watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 12 days
High Water Use - once every 4 days

Cacti and succulent watering - once every 21 days

Annual & vegetable watering - once every 2-3 days

Note: These recommendations are a general guideline only and may need to be modified for your specific site conditions.

No comments:

Post a Comment