Friday, January 30, 2015

February Watering Reminder

February watering reminder from the City of Mesa:

Our first major storm of the year is making its way up from Baja California. Rains may put a damper on the BIG events happening in town, but we have to welcome moisture any time it decides to come through our state (see reservoir levels below)! Get your sweater and rain gear, and enjoy.

Hopefully, you've turned your irrigation off and you shouldn't prune plants until at least mid-February. However, it is a great time to pull weeds. 

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

Lawn watering:
                Summer grass (Bermuda) - once every 21 days
                Overseeded cool season grass (rye) – once every 7-9 days

If trees and shrubs are on the same valve:
                Desert Adapted - once every 28 days
                High Water Use - once every 12 days

Tree watering:
                Desert Adapted - once every 36 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 6-9 days

Wildflower watering – once every 9-12 days

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

See the city's web version here.


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