current Watering Recommendations
Landscapes need about 80 percent less water this time of the year than what they used in the summer. Shorter days and cooler nights in January mean less evaporation, which means plants retain their moisture for a longer period.
Drip (desert friendly plants and trees)
|Water 75-100 Minutes per time
Sprinkler Spray (turfgrass)
|Water 10-12 minutes per time.
Sprinkler efficient rotating nozzles (turfgrass)
|Water 35-45 minutes per time
Hose Watering (trees and shrubs)
|Water 1-2 hours per time
Avoid ice hazards! Due to our freezing temperatures we recommend turning off your irrigation system and using your hose to water your trees once a month during the middle of a warm winter day.
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