Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April Landscape Watering Reminder


Aprils watering reminder from the City of Mesa:

April seems to be jumping ahead to our typical May temperatures of the lower 90's for the highs and 60's overnight.

April through June is typically our dryer period with low humidity and little chance of rain as temperatures warm up. It is a critical time to be providing irrigation as many plants are flushing out with new growth. Find our checklist for the month, Prepare Your Landscape for Summer's Sizzle!

There is so much happening in April – be sure to check out the bonus tips below.

These recommendations are for plants that are established in the landscape (in the ground about 2 years).

Lawn watering:
                Summer grass (Bermuda) - once every 7 days
                Overseeded cool season grass (rye) - once every 4 days

If trees and shrubs are on the same valve:
                Desert Adapted – once every 20 days
                High Water Use – once every 10 days
Tree watering:
                Desert Adapted – once every 24 days
                High Water Use – once every 12 days

Shrub watering:
                Desert Adapted – once every 16 days
                High Water Use – once every 8 days

Groundcover and vine watering:
                Desert Adapted – once every 16 days
                High Water Use – once every 8 days

Cacti and succulent watering – once every 28 days

Annuals watering – once every 4 days

Native wildflowers – once every 7 days

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

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