Thursday, August 11, 2016

August's Watering Reminder

From the City of Mesa:

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

Lawn watering
Summer grass (Bermuda) - once every 3-4 days
Overseeded cool season grass (rye) - grass dies out

If trees and shrubs are on the same valve
Desert Adapted - once every 15 days
High Water Use - once every 8 days

Tree watering
Desert Adapted - once every 17 days
High Water Use - once every 9 days

Shrub watering
Desert Adapted - once every 13 days
High Water Use - once every 6 days

Groundcover and vine watering
Desert Adapted - once every 12 days
High Water Use - once every 5 days

Cacti and succulent watering - once every 22 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.

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Free Spay and Neuter Events

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control will be hosting a free spay and neuter and rabies vaccine event at Pioneer Park, 526 E. Main St.

Spay and neuter surgeries for pets will begin at 6:30 a.m. until full and rabies vaccines will start from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on the following days:

Thursday, Aug. 11
Saturday, Aug. 13
Tuesday, Aug. 23
Thursday, Aug. 25
Tuesday, Aug. 30

Service is limited to first come, first served.  Limit 2 pets per household.  

Please bring water for your pets as lines may be long.  All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers.  Animals must be brought by legal owner 18 years and older and only Maricopa County residents.  Pregnant females will not be accepted.

For more detailed information, please visit: or call (602) 506-7387.