Thursday, October 1, 2009

October Landscape Watering Reminder

We have just had our tenth driest monsoon on record. The National Weather Service measured a total of 0.86-inches of rain - our average is 2.77 inches. Between that and the record number of triple-digits, you may have lost some plants this summer. Cooler temperatures are here and fall is a great time to replace lost plants or install a new landscape. For fall planting, plant sales, and seed planting details check out "Fall Planting for the Arizona Desert" at www.Mesaaz.gov/conservation

Recommendations below are for plants that are established in the landscape
(in the ground about 2 years).

Lawn watering:
Summer grass (Bermuda) - once every 6 days
Overseeded cool season grass (rye) - 4x per day for 1st 7-10 days to
germinate, then once every 3 days

If trees and shrubs are on the same valve:
Desert Adapted - once every 21 days
High Water Use - once every 10 days

Tree watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 24 days
High Water Use - once every 12 days

Shrub watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 18 days
High Water Use - once every 9 days

Groundcover and vine watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 18 days
High Water Use - once every 8 days

Cacti and succulent watering - once every 28 days

Annuals watering - once every 4-5 days

Wildflower watering - once every 1-2 days to germinate, then once every 3-5 days

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

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