Sustainable

Your resource for beautiful, desert friendly landscapes

Enjoyable

Your resource for beautiful desert friendly landscapes

Inspiring

Your resource for beautiful desert friendly landscapes

Resilient

Your resource for beautiful desert friendly landscapes

current Watering Recommendations

 

Irrigation Advice

 

One time per month!

Established plants need watering one time per month for the remainder of the winter season. Choose a warm day to water.

 

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

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

November is for Sheltering

November is for Sheltering

Just as we take shelter when the weather turns colder, so do your plants. This time of year, plants store most of their nutrients in the roots and find shelter in the ground. We can support this transition to help plants thrive during the entire winter season. Also,...

read more

Dig into our newsletter

Our monthly newsletter covers topics on desert friendly landscape practices, maintenance, irrigation principles, and seasonal tips.

Most Requested Information

Contact Information

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

www.abcwua.org

505-842-WATR  Option 4

Brought to you by:

Water Authority seal white

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