Friday, December 2, 2016

LIGHT the WORLD

LIGHT the World



In 25 ways. Over 25 Days. What a wonderful Advent idea.

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December's Watering Reminder

December watering reminder from the City of Mesa:

Because December is cool and day length is short, plant water usage is at its lowest point. Learn in our Water – Use It Wisely news, Ten Tips for Winter Watering.

Our typical first frost is around Dec. 12. If you want to be prepared for a cold snap, learn how to protect your plants from frost in a University of Arizona publication. For frost warning advisories, visit the National Weather Service Phoenix Web site and click on "Read watches, warnings and advisories." Keep in mind that plants that are not water stressed tolerate frost better.

Recommendations below are for plants that are established in the landscape (in the ground about 2 years).

Lawn watering

Summer grass (dormant Bermuda) - once every 30 days
Overseeded cool season grass (rye) - once every 10-14 days.

If trees and shrubs are on the same valve

Desert Adapted - once every 35 days
High Water Use - once every 18 days

Tree watering

Desert Adapted - once every 45 days
High Water Use - once every 21 days

Shrub watering

Desert Adapted - once every 30 days
High Water Use - once every 14 days

Groundcover and vine watering

Desert Adapted - once every 28 days
High Water Use - once every 14 days

Cacti and succulent watering - if needed

Annuals watering - once every 7-10 days

Wildflower watering - once every 10-15 days (if no rain)

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


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