Friday, December 10, 2010

December Landscape Watering Reminder

From the City of Mesa:

While our typical first frost date is around Dec. 12, early frosts have
already nipped the tops of some cold-sensitive plants causing the tips to
wilt or turn black. Learn about frost and how to protect your plants in a
University of Arizona publication at
http://tinyurl.com/y9usell.

For frost warning advisories, visit the National Weather Service Phoenix Web site at http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/psr/.

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 7-10 days
Wildflower watering - once every 10-15 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 posting these watering amounts. I also like to check with the Arizona Meteorological Network weekly and adjust my levels accordingly. This helps me save on water while still keeping my bright green turf bright.

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