Monday, August 3, 2009

Landscape Watering for August

For a web version of this and more information visit the Mesa City site at this link.

Unless you've had a good monsoon downpour, there hasn't been significant rain in most areas since early February. Pair that with our high temps and you know when your irrigation isn't working properly. Summer monsoons and lightning mean power outages. Replace the battery in your irrigation timer once a year, if it has that option, to maintain your programs and clock during an outage.

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

Lawn watering:
Summer grass (Bermuda) - once every 3-4 days
Overseeded cool season grass (rye) - grass dies out
If trees and shrubs are on the same valve:
Desert Adapted - once every 15 days
High Water Use - once every 8 days
Tree watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 17 days
High Water Use - once every 9 days
Shrub watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 13 days
High Water Use - once every 6 days
Groundcover and vine watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 12 days
High Water Use - once every 5 days
Cacti and succulent watering - once every 22 days
Annuals 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.

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