Saturday, June 4, 2016

June's Watering Reminder

June's reminder from the City of Mesa:

The party’s over! Temps are soaring over the weekend and staying in the triple digits. I hope your irrigation system is in working order. Be sure to water deeply at each irrigation for greatest efficiency.

Did you know that starting in 2008, the National Weather Service defined our monsoon season to begin June 15 and end September 30. If you didn’t live here prior to 2008, you missed the methodical but quirky way we used to determine the start of the season. Learn more at AZ monsoon trivia. The point is, that you should be ready for wind, dust and power outages... and let's hope for some rainfall.

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

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

If trees and shrubs are on the same valve:
Desert Adapted - once every 14 days
High Water Use - once every 7 days

Tree watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 16 days
High Water Use - once every 8 days

Shrub watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 12 days
High Water Use - once every 5 days

Groundcover and vine watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 12 days
High Water Use - once every 4 days

Cacti and succulent watering once every 21 days

Annual & vegetable watering - once every 1-3 days

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

See more information at http://www.mesaaz.gov/residents/water-conservation

You can sign up for notifications from the City of Mesa http://www.mesaaz.gov/residents/enotifications

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