Wednesday, August 4, 2010

August Watering Schedule

From the City of Mesa:

While monsoons can be very ‘hit or miss,’ they’ve finally ‘hit’ the majority of the Valley. If you don’t have your own rain gauge, you can check www.rainlog.org to see what local weather watchers have recorded in your neighborhood. Anytime you receive at least one-half inch of rain, use the 'off' 'stop' or 'rain' setting on your controller to stop the watering cycle without disturbing your programs. While the higher humidity makes us feel more uncomfortable, it does decrease the water needs of plants a little.

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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