Friday, January 1, 2010

Landscape Watering for January

City of Mesa watering guidelines for January.

Don't be concerned if you see leaf yellowing or leaf drop which occurs to many plants this time of year in response to cold weather. Palo verdes, mesquites, elms, ash and Texas sage are just some of the plants that can be affected. The watering guidelines suggested below will keep plants healthy and well-hydrated.

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

Lawn watering:
Summer grass (dormant Bermuda) - once every 30 days
Overseeded cool season grass (rye) – once every 10-14 days

If trees and shrubs are on the same valve:
Desert Adapted - once every 35 days
High Water Use - once every 18 days

Tree watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 45 days
High Water Use - once every 21 days

Shrub watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 30 days
High Water Use - once every 14 days

Groundcover and vine watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 28 days
High Water Use - once every 14 days

Cacti and succulent watering – if needed

Annuals watering - once every 10 days

Wildflower watering – once every 15 days

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

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