We live in the desert, and often feel the need to water our grass, trees, and shrubs in order to have the beautiful landscape we desire. Today we’re going to talk about how you can accomplish this, while also being responsible with your water use.
Today we are excited to share some tidbits of information from the Truckee Meadows Water Authority on the most effective tips for watering in our area. First, let’s start with assigned days.
If you have an even-numbered address, you can water on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. If you have an odd-numbered address, your days to water are Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. There is no watering between 12p.m. to 6p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor day, and no watering on Mondays. That’s the day where we let our system reset and recharge.
One technique that is highly recommended to maintain a greener lawn is the “water and wait” technique. You water your lawn or shrubs until puddles form or just before runoff begins, then wait 1-2 hours and repeat the process. If you’re on automatic sprinklers that are set up to water 30 minutes per zone, try watering 10 minutes per zone 3 times, with an hour or two wait in-between.
Temperature also plays a factor in how much and how often you should water. If the temperature is between 60 and 70 degrees, you just need to water once per week. If the temperature is 80 degrees or higher, water on all your allowed days.
We’ll include a link to the full guide, where you can look up more tips on fertilization, mowing, and more. If you have any questions for us at all, don’t hesitate to reach out by phone or email. We would love to hear from you!