There is no need to water this month because the greater Albuquerque area received enough precipitation in the last week of December to meet our plants’ water needs! 505Outside follows this basic rule for watering during winter months: If it has rained more than ½ inch (or snowed more than 6 inches) in the last 4 weeks, then there is no need to water. We’ve checked the precipitation rates for our area and we are above a half inch of moisture, with some areas receiving over an inch of precipitation in December!
Below are our Winter Watering Recommendations for future months. Again, no need to water in January 2019.
Always remember to mark your calendar on the day of the last big rainstorm then make a note the same date on the next month. Keeping track of precipitation will help you in deciding whether you need to water during these winter months.