Landscape Watering Tips

We hope this information will help answer your questions concerning your Arizona landscaping plants.

Your automatic irrigation system is a low maintenance, economical way to keep your plants irrigated efficiently. It should help keep maintenance to a minimum and plant health to a maximum. Please read the irrigation, fertilization, and weed control instructions carefully. Should anything arise that would require our advice or help, feel free to call our office at (623) 780-8900.

Thank you, and we wish you many happy and comfortable years in your home.

Jesse Inzunza, Owner


WATERING GUIDE FOR NEWLY INSTALLED PLANTS

During hot periods: 60 minutes every day for the first 2 weeks, then follow watering guide below.

During cool periods: 60 minutes every day for one week, then follow watering guide below.

  • The “Days” column tells you how often to water, for example, every 2 days or every 3 days.
  • The “Time” column tells you how long to allow the system to water each time.
  • Don’t forget, early morning is the best time to water!

 

SEASON Spring (Mar- May) Summer (May-Oct) Fall (Oct-Dec) Winter (Dec-Mar)
Days & Time Days & Time Days & Time Days & Time
SHRUBS: Desert Adapted   1 day – 45 Mins 1 day – 1.0 Hrs 1 day – 45 Mins 2 day – 1.0 Hrs
SHRUBS: Tropical 1 day – 1.0 Hrs 1 day – 1.5 Hrs 1 day – 1.0 Hrs 2 day – 1.0 Hrs
LAWN: Warm Weather 2 day – 12 Mins 1 day – 10 Mins 2 day – 12 Mins 3 day – 10 Mins
LAWN: Cool Weather 2 day – 10 Mins 2 day – 10 Mins 3 day – 12 Mins None
ANNUAL FLOWERS 1 day – 20 Mins 3 x daily – 5 Mins 1 day – 20 Mins 1 day – 15 Mins
VEGETABLE GARDEN 1 day – 20 Mins 3 x daily – 5 Mins 1 day – 20 Mins 1 day – 15 Mins
CACTUS Cactus are ok with typical rainfall, in hotter months you should soak twice a month

 

NOTE: Homeowners are responsible for adjusting watering times, unless Desert Crest is on contract to maintain your yard.


ADJUST FOR RAINS

Turn off your automatic controller during rainy weather. You don’t want to over water your plants or waste water. Be sure to turn the system back on when you think the ground has dried to a point where the plants need to get back on their watering schedule.

COLD WEATHER CAUTION:

If temperatures drop too low, don’t ignore your landscape plants. We highly recommend that you water daily during freeze warnings.

STILL NEED ANSWERS?

If you didn’t find the info you were looking for here about your watering system – visit our Irrigation FAQ Page page.

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Landscape Watering Tips was last modified: May 14th, 2014 by Jesse