Friday, September 2, 2016

September's Watering Reminder

Watering reminder from the City of Mesa:

Remember that the September 30 is the ‘official’ end of the Monsoon Season, so there’s still hope for more summer rains. September is also when activities BEGIN for seeding winter rye grass (we suggest not doing so until October). And, once again, we encourage all water customers to consider limiting, or forgoing, this practice. Check out our Top 10 Reasons Not to Plant a Winter Lawn.

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.

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

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