Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November Landscape Watering Schedule

From the City of Mesa:

November is a great month to perform a thorough check of your irrigation system. Check for leaks by looking for soggy ground or eroded soil.

Replace broken sprinkler heads and check that those working are not blocked
by grass or other obstructions. Fix or replace clogged or missing emitters, and move emitters out to the dripline as trees grow.

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

Lawn watering:
Summer grass (Bermuda) - once every 14 days
Overseeded cool season grass (rye) - 4x per day for first 7-10 days to germinate, then once every 7-10 days


If trees and shrubs are on the same valve:
Desert Adapted - once every 24 days
High Water Use - once every 11 days


Tree watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 27 days
High Water Use - once every 12 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 - if needed

Annuals watering - once every 5 days

Wildflower watering - once every 1-2 days to germinate, then once every 7 days

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

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the water level amounts. Arizona sod can be difficult to keep green during this time of the year, and you don't want to waste too much water when it's not needed.

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