Thursday, July 7, 2016

July's Watering Reminder

From the City of Mesa:

Scorching high temps even have some desert plants looking stressed, but monsoon clouds and increased humidity will be easier on plants.

Shop for a rain gauge if you don't have one (or empty the dust out if you do) as monsoon storms are localized. We also have suggested rainfall measurement sites below. If you get at least 1/2" of rain, use the 'off' 'stop' or 'rain' setting on your controller to stop the watering cycle without disturbing your programs. See our tips below to learn about grass removal and rainwater harvesting - both will save you water and money!

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 2-3 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

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