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current Watering Recommendations

Irrigation Advice

 

Direction is everything! Adjust sprinklers and emitters to make sure they are delivering water to the landscape and not onto rocks, bare earth, or pavement.
– Richard Perce, Irrigation Specialist for the Water Authority

 

Plant Type

How Much?

Trees
 

water 60-150 gallons a week

Turf
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Cool Season 

water 790 gallons a week for every 1,000 square feet

Turf
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Warm Season

water 600 gallons a week for every 1,000 square feet

 

Current Restrictions

No spray after 11 AM or before 7 PM
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Water by the Seasons - Summer

*Use these guidelines for established plants (1 year for shrubs and 3 years for trees).*Watering frequency depends on season, plant type, weather and soil texture. Water to beyond the outer edge of the plant’s canopy and to the depth indicated.*If we receive more than a half inch of rain or more than 6″ of snow, skip your next watering day or irrigation cycle. Avoid watering during freezing temperatures. Winter watering should happen during the warmest part of the day.*Depending on temperatures and rainfall, treat May and September like Summer months. *Refer to the ABCWUA Xeriscaping Guide for plant water use information.

Latest Landscape Tips

New Rebate: WaterSense Smart Irrigation Controllers

New Rebate: WaterSense Smart Irrigation Controllers

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Zizyphus jujube, Zujube tree or Chinese date tree

Zizyphus jujube, Zujube tree or Chinese date tree

Exposure: Full Sun Water: Low Height and Spread: H 15-35’ X W 10-30’ Blooming Season: Flowers in Summer. Fruit in Fall One of the easiest fruit crops to grow, jujube trees are tolerant of a wide range of temperatures and rainfall. The oval shaped leaves are dark green...

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Water Conservation Program
P.O. Box 568
Albuquerque, NM 87103-0568

www.abcwua.org

505-842-WATR  Option 4

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P.O. Box 568
Albuquerque, NM 87103-0568
505-842-WATR