How Often Should I Water My Plants in the Fall?

When the weather cools down, discount cialis  it’s time to reset your irrigation.
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How Much Should I Water My Plants in the Fall?

What is the right amount to water once the weather cools down?

In the summer it’s easy to tell how much to water your plants. They start wilting and ooking stressed fast. As the weather cools down, sildenafil  it’s a lot easier to over-water. Here’s a chart fromMetro Water that gives good information for our desert watering. It takes some adjusting since most irrigation systems water trees, shrubs and groundcovers all on the same watering line. Call us at (520) 370-5697 if you have questions about your irrigation system or need help with it.

Shrubs & Groundcovers
Temperature 1st Year 2nd Year After 2 Years
Below 75 degrees Every 2 weeks Every 3 weeks Every 30 days
75 – 90 degrees Weekly Every 2 weeks Every 3 weeks
91 – 100 degrees Twice per week Weekly Every 2 weeks
Over 100 degrees Three times per week Twice per week Weekly
This is a general guide to watering plants. The schedule is based on drip irrigation technology, two hour run-time, with one gallon per hour emitters. For your own yard, take into consideration the soil, plant size, plant location, plant type (low or high water use) and plant age.
Trees
Temperature 1st Year 2 – 5 Years After 5 Years
Below 75 degrees Every 2 weeks Every 30 days Water if no rainfall within 60 days
75 – 90 degrees Every 5 – 7 days Every 3 weeks Water if no rainfall within 60 days
91 – 100 degrees Weekly Every 2 weeks Gradually extend intervals between watering to every 3 weeks
Above 100 degrees Twice per week Weekly Gradually extend intervals between watering to every 2 weeks
This is a general guide to watering trees. Citrus trees need more frequent watering and desert trees need less frequent. The schedule is based on drip irrigation technology, one to two hour run-times with two to three gallons per hour emitters. Trees should be watered to a three foot depth. Use a soil probe to determine if you need to adjust your watering schedule. For your own yard, take into consideration the soil, tree size, tree location, tree type (low or high water use) and tree age.

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Stay warm as the weather cools off with this spooky Halloween Hot Chocolate.

Halloween Hot Chocolate
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces of high quality white chocolate, I used Ghirardelli White Chocolate Chips
  • 8 C milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Food coloring. I used AmeriColor Soft Gel colors in orange, green and purple
  • Candy googly eyes, sprinkles and mini marshmallows
  • Whip cream
  • Edible food Marker
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, put in your white chocolate, cut up into small pieces or your white chocolate chips
  2. Over medium heat, warm up the milk until you just start seeing bubbles..
  3. Pour the milk over your white chocolate.
  4. Mix until your chocolate is melted and the milk is smooth and not lumpy
  5. Add your vanilla and your desired food coloring.
  6. If desired, take some mini marshmallows and draw little ghost faces on them with an edible marker.
  7. Serve with whip cream and whatever topping you like, sprinkles, candy eyes, etc.

Find the recipe here.

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