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Service

Low-maintenance landscapes are great, but there’s no such thing as a “no-maintenance” irrigation system. A single broken sprinkler head flowing at 15 gallons per minute will waste 900 gallons in one hour of use. So service your system regularly, and check it often for leaks and malfunctions.

Settings

Adjust your irrigation time by season! For turf, water by the Numbers: One day per week in March, two days per week in April and May, three days per week in summer, and ramp down in the fall. For other landscapes, follow the watering recommendations.

Selection

Choose desert-friendly plants that thrive in our dry climate. There are literally hundreds of plant options to choose from, and rebates are available for replacing turf with a desert-friendly landscape.

Latest From our Blog

January 2020 Watering Recommendations

Watering Recommendations

This winter continues to bring much needed precipitation to meet the needs of your landscape, no need to water this month.

Plant Selection of the Month

Purpleleaf Wintercreeper, Euonymus fortunei Coloratus

A great winter groundcover that is ideal for smothering out weeds.

Help, my trees need pruning.

The winter is the best time to prune trees because they are dormant and it’s easier to identify which branches need trimming. See how an arborist can help you check this task off your list with ease.

Have trouble identifying plants? We've got an app for that. 

Have you ever wished you could take a picture of a plant and have the internet identify it for you? Then keep reading.

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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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Albuquerque, NM 87103-0568
505-842-WATR