Thursday, November 9, 2017

November's Watering Reminder

From the City of Mesa:

We didn’t have to dial back our clocks an hour like most of the country did this past Sunday, but it is a great reminder that it’s time to cut back on watering. Water needs for plants are only one-third the amount needed compared to the summer months. Did you plant winter ryegrass? Once it has germinated, be sure to cut back on the watering frequency to avoid disease problems!

While there have been a few clouds and localized light sprinkles, do you realize how long it’s been since we had a good rain? We have gone through the months of September and October with no rainfall. Those months typically average over a half-inch of rainfall each. It’s likely that this will be a dry winter for the southwest.

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

Lawn watering
Summer grass (Bermuda) - once every 14 days
Overseeded cool season grass (rye) - 4x per day for first 7-10 days to germinate, then once every 7-10 days

If trees and shrubs are on the same valve
Desert Adapted - once every 24 days
High Water Use - once every 11 days

Tree watering
Desert Adapted - once every 27 days
High Water Use - once every 12 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 - if needed

Annuals watering - once every 5 days

Wildflower watering - once every 1-2 days to germinate, then once every 7-10 days

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

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