Saturday, May 2, 2015

May's Watering Reminder

May's watering reminder from the City of Mesa:

While we’ve been flirting with triple digits, next week should be closer to average temps of low 90’s. Mid-May through October is considered our summer season. Bermuda grass and many landscape plants may look a little stressed as they transition from our spring to summer temperatures. 

Humidity levels are low and there are lots of windy days. What this means for plants is a lot of moisture gets lost from the soil surface and through the leaves. Make sure you are giving plants a good drink of water, especially during or after a dry, windy day. 

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

Lawn watering:
Summer grass (Bermuda) – once every 4-5 days
Overseeded cool season grass (rye) – once every 3 days

If trees and shrubs are on the same valve:
Desert Adapted – once every 17 days
High Water Use – once every 8 days watering_depths

Tree watering:
Desert Adapted – once every 20 days
High Water Use – once every 10 days

Shrub watering:
Desert Adapted – once every 14 days
High Water Use – once every 6 days

Groundcover and vine watering:
Desert Adapted – once every 14 days
High Water Use – once every 6 days

Cacti and succulent watering – once every 24 days

Annuals watering – once every 3-4 days 

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

You can view the entire reminder at the City of Mesa website.

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