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current Watering Recommendations

 

Irrigation Advice

Is your irrigation system ready to weather the drought?  Learn what to do each season here irrigation maintenance checklist.

Plant Type

How Much?

Trees
 

water 500 gallons each time (250 gallons x two times this month)

Turf
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Cool Season 

water 240 gallons each time for every 100 square feet

Turf
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Warm Season

water 180 gallons each time for every 100 square feet

Current Restrictions

Avoid overspray and overflow- fines double during Drought Watch.

Spring 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

Crocus spp. Crocus

Crocus spp. Crocus

Exposure: Sun/Shade Water: Medium Height and Spread: 6" x 6" Blooming Season: Spring Description:  The Crocus is a brilliant addition to any landscape. It is one of the earliest bulbs to arrive and provides the first color to your landscape....

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The Life and Dry Times of 505 Trees

The Life and Dry Times of 505 Trees

As I write this, a cold thin snow cover still hides the ground, but it won’t last long. If we’re lucky, the snow will slowly melt and seep into the soil; if we aren’t lucky, it will sublimate right into the atmosphere – straight from solid to gas. Alas, the roots of...

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

www.abcwua.org

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505-842-WATR