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current Watering Recommendations

 

Irrigation Advice

If we don’t get more rains this month, choose a warm day to water your yard, and discontinue watering until March. One day a month is sufficient to keep your trees and other plants healthy. Use a hose to water and continue to shield your irrigation system from freezing temperatures.

Plant Type

How Much?

Trees  

water 100-150 gallons each time

Turf Grass Turf icon Cool Season 

water 25 gallons each time for every 100 square feet

Turf Grass Turf icon Warm Season

water 16 gallons each time for every 100 square feet

Current Restrictions

Avoid Ice Hazards

Winter Watering Recommendations
*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.

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

www.abcwua.org

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