Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April's Watering Reminder

From the City of Mesa:

Looks like we’ll be getting typical April weather, at least for the near future, with upper 80’s to low 90’s and creeping up later in the month. April through June is typically our drier period with low humidity and little chance of rain as temperatures warm up. It is a critical time to be providing irrigation as many plants are flushing out with new growth.

Find our checklist for the month, Prepare Your Landscape for Summer's Sizzle! Recommendations below are for plants that are established in the landscape (in the ground about 2 years).


Lawn watering
Summer grass (Bermuda) - once every 7 days
Overseeded cool season grass (rye) - once every 4 days

If trees and shrubs are on the same valve

Desert Adapted – once every 20 days
High Water Use – once every 10 days

Tree watering

Desert Adapted – once every 24 days
High Water Use – once every 12 days

Shrub watering

Desert Adapted – once every 16 days
High Water Use – once every 8 days


Groundcover and vine watering
Desert Adapted – once every 16 days
High Water Use – once every 8 days

Cacti and succulent watering - once every 28 days 

Annuals watering - once every 4 days 

Wildflower watering - once every 7 days

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