Monday, February 13, 2017

February Watering Reminder

From the City of Mesa:

Recent conditions have been unseasonably warm – a little more typical for March. However, the 70- to 80-degree temps are perfect for some irrigation repairs or upgrades. For trees, moving emitters out to the drip line as they grow or adding more emitters is a good idea. It's also a perfect time to check emitters to ensure that they are working properly and that you don't have any leaks in the system. When you're testing the irrigation, you'll be giving added moisture to your plants. 

Get the Irrigation Maintenance Checklist [PDF].

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

Lawn watering

Summer grass (Bermuda) - once every 21 days
Overseeded cool season grass (rye) – once every 7-9 days

If trees and shrubs are on the same valve

Desert Adapted - once every 28 days
High Water Use - once every 12 days

Tree watering

Desert Adapted - once every 36 days
High Water Use - once every 14 days

Shrub watering

Desert Adapted - once every 21 days
High Water Use - once every 10 days

Groundcover and vine watering

Desert Adapted - once every 21 days
High Water Use - once every 10 days

Cacti and succulent watering – once every 28 days

Annuals watering - once every 6-9 days

Wildflower watering – once every 9-12 days

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


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