Saturday, September 5, 2015

September Watering Reminder

September's watering reminder from the City of Mesa:

You may or may not have gotten the rains that have accompanied the recent storms. The UofA Arizona Meteorological Network shows rainfall amounts for the violent August 31 storm that hit Phoenix as 1.98 inches of rain at the Phoenix Encanto weather station vs. a mere .02 inches at the Mesa station. Visit the site and check out your closest weather station results (click under the heading of “Standard Reports” 2015 "Monthly" and scroll to August).

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 or 5 days
Overseeded cool season grass (rye) – 4x per day for 1st 7 to 10 days to germinate (October is a better time to seed)

If trees and shrubs are on the same valve:
Desert Adapted - once every 18 days
High Water Use - once every 9 days

Tree watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 21 days
High Water Use - once every 10 days

Shrub watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 16 days
High Water Use - once every 7 days

Groundcover and vine watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 16 days
High Water Use - once every 5-6 days

Cacti and succulent watering - once every 28 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.

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