Saturday, April 4, 2015

April Watering Reminder

April's watering reminder from the City of Mesa

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.

Recommendations are for plants that are established in the landscape (in the ground about 2 years). Note: These recommendations are a general guideline only and may need to be modified for your specific site conditions.

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

Wildflower watering - once every 7 days

Reduce your landscape watering 30 to 50 percent by adjusting your irrigation each season. Landscape Watering by the Numbers: A Guide for the Arizona Desert will help you determine how much water to apply and how long to run your system. Visit the interactive Web version or request a free copy of the booklet at www.wateruseitwisely.com.

Check out Mesa's checklist for the month - Prepare Your Landscape for Summer Sizzle