Wednesday, March 3, 2010

March Landscape Watering

The City of Mesa reminds us:

A weekend storm system provided additional soaking rains. If you haven't already done so, use the 'off', 'stop', or 'rain' setting on your controller or timer to stop the watering cycle without disturbing your programs. Soils should have plenty of moisture stored, and irrigation systems can stay off for a while.

Many desert trees such as mesquites may look sparse, but it's normal! They will drop their leaves and leaf out with new growth soon.

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

Lawn watering:
     Dormant summer grass (Bermuda) - once every 14 days
     Overseeded cool season grass (rye) - once every 7 days
If trees and shrubs are on the same valve:
     Desert Adapted - once every 25 days
     High Water Use - once every 12 days
Tree watering:
     Desert Adapted - once every 30 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 days
Native wildflowers - once every 10 days


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

For more information see the City’s webpage at: http://tinyurl.com/yjky4zu

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