Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Landscape Watering Reminder for February

Most landscape plants are looking fresh and happy after the mild El Niño conditions provided some much-needed rainfall. Most areas received 2 to 3 inches or more meaning you will not need to water for at least a couple of weeks. Salt River Project (SRP) reservoirs jumped from 73% to 91% capacity from the storm. If you’re interested in viewing the SRP reservoir status, find the daily water report at http://www.srpwater.com/dwr/.

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

Lawn watering:
Summer grass (Bermuda) - once every 21 days Overseeded cool season grass (rye) – once every 7-9 days If trees and shrubs are on the same valve:
Desert Adapted - once every 28 days
High Water Use - once every 12 days

Tree watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 36 days
High Water Use - once every 14 days

Shrub watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 21 days
High Water Use - once every 10 days

Groundcover and vine watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 21 days
High Water Use - once every 10 days

Cacti and succulent watering – once every 28 days Annuals watering - once every 6-9 days Wildflower watering – once every 9-12 days

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

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