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current Watering Recommendations

 

Irrigation Advice

 

Gear Up to Ramp Down!
Don’t forget to adjust your sprinkler timers and ramp down your watering schedule for the fall! Two days per week is recommended for turf during this time of the year.

 

Plant Type

How Much?

Trees
 

water 200 gallons a month

Turf
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Cool Season 

water 42 gallons a week for every 100 square feet

Turf
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Warm Season

water 30 gallons a week for every 100 square feet

 

Current Restrictions

No Spray after 11 AM or before 7 PM

Autumn 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.

Latest Landscape Tips

Reduce your watering this autumn

Reduce your watering this autumn

September days can have widely varying temperatures, with some days getting into the 90s, but we can count on nights being longer and cooler. This means that plants do not need to be watered as often. Ramping down how often you water your yard is a great way to save...

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Greek Germander, Teucrium cossonii majoricum

Greek Germander, Teucrium cossonii majoricum

Exposure: Full Sun Water: Medium Height and Spread: H 6” X W 18” Blooming Season: Summer Description: This drought-tolerant groundcover enjoys the heat from adjacent boulders and is wide spreading along walkways. The silver evergreen foliage is a welcome addition in...

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New Rebate: WaterSense Spray Sprinkler Bodies

New Rebate: WaterSense Spray Sprinkler Bodies

You probably don't pay a lot of attention to sprinkler bodies, those plastic devices that house the sprinkler's spray nozzle. Well, not until one breaks and your yard suddenly looks like the fountain at the Bellagio. But selecting the right sprinkler body can have a...

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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