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Irrigation Water Guide
 

Irrigation Water Guide


Use the cycle-and-soak method to water grass: Three short cycles set an hour apart each cycle to let water soak into the hard desert ground. Absorption and avoiding runoff are your goals.

Lawn Irrigation schedule

Winter: Water during the warmer part of the day to prevent freeze. For example, 8, 9 and 10 a.m.

Spring: 5, 6, and 7 a.m., for four minutes each time. Turn off your sprinklers on those rainy spring days.

Summer: Water around dawn to minimize the amount of water lost to evaporation. For example. 5,6, and 7 a.m. And remember to add watering days gradually as temperatures get hotter. Start with four days in May, then increase watering days to five or six as needed in June, July,and August.

Fall: As early fall days are still quite warm, continue watering at dawn.For example, four minutes eachat 5, 6, and 7 a.m.

Irrigation Water Guide

Drip Irrigation

Winter: Water up to once a week or every other week

Summer: Water up to3 to 5 days a week (every other day)

Spring/Fall: Water up to2 to 3 days a week

December through February:

Turf

1x weekly 6 minutes each station
Pop Ups 1x weekly15 minutes each station
MP Rotators
End of December through second week in February you may turn turf irrigation off.

Drip Irrigation

1x weekly 30 minutes each station

February through April:

Turf

3x weekly 8 minutes each station
3x weekly15 minutes each station - MP Rotators

Drip Irrigation

3x weekly 30 minutes each station

April through June:

Turf

4x weekly 8 minutes each station
4x weekly 20minutes each station – MP Rotators

Drip Irrigation

3x weekly 30 minutes each station

July through September:

Turf

6x weekly 10 minutes each station
6x weekly 30minutes each station – MP Rotators

Drip Irrigation

6x weekly 30 minutes each station

October through November:

Turf

3x weekly 8 minutes each station
3x weekly 20minutes each station – MP Rotators

Drip Irrigation

3x weekly 30 minutes each station

Irrigation times may need to increase or decrease from the above referenced if temperatures are colder or warmer than normal. The above turf irrigation recommendations are based on an average lawn size of 1000 sf. Owner may need to increase or decrease turf irrigation times if the area is larger or smaller than 1000 sf. This is only a recommendation and is not meant to be an absolute solution to keeping your lawn and vegetation in a healthy condition. Regular maintenance including fertilizing, pest and disease control, and other measures need to be incorporated with your watering plan.

Posted: December 2021