Wednesday, July 4, 2018

July's Watering Reminder

From the City of Mesa

Scorching high temps have even some of our desert plants looking stressed. Clouds and higher humidity are easier on plants, so keep your fingers crossed that monsoon weather will pay us a visit soon!

Shop for a rain gauge if you don't have one (or empty the dust out if you do) as monsoon storms are localized. Turn your irrigation off if you get at least 1/2" of rain. See our tips below to learn about grass removal and rainwater harvesting - both will save you water and money!

These recommendations are for plants that are established in the landscape (in the ground about 2 years).

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

If trees and shrubs are on the same valve
Desert Adapted - once every 14 days
High Water Use - once every 7 days

Tree watering
Desert Adapted - once every 16 days
High Water Use - once every 8 days

Shrub, Groundcover and Vine watering
Desert Adapted - once every 12 days
High Water Use - once every 5 days

Cacti and succulent watering - once every 18-20 days

Annual & vegetable watering - once every 1-3 days

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