Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May's Watering Reminder

From the City of Mesa:

Mid-May through October is considered our summer season. Bermuda grass and many landscape plants may look a little stressed as they transition from our spring to summer temperatures.

Humidity levels are low and there are lots of windy days. What this means for plants is a lot of moisture gets lost from the soil surface and through the leaves. Make sure you are giving plants a good drink of water, especially during or after a dry, windy day (don’t use sprinklers during windy days).

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

Lawn watering
Summer grass (Bermuda) – once every 4-5 days
Overseeded cool season grass (rye) – once every 3 days

If trees and shrubs are on the same valve
Desert Adapted – once every 17 days
High Water Use – once every 8 days

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

Shrub watering
Desert Adapted – once every 14 days
High Water Use – once every 6 days

Groundcover and vine watering
Desert Adapted – once every 14 days
High Water Use – once every 6 days

Cacti and succulent watering – once every 24 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.

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