Watering is as Easy as 1-2-3
Are your plants thirsty? Probably not. Use these Arizona-specific resources to take the guess work out of watering your plants.
- Do not water your plants too much. More plants in Arizona landscapes die from over-watering than under-watering!
- Group plants according to their water needs.
- Water small plants to a depth of 1 foot, larger shrubs to 2 feet, and trees to 3 feet. Use a soil probe or a very long screwdriver to test how deep the water has sunk in.
- Water deeply and less frequently to encourage deep, strong root systems that can tolerate longer periods between watering.
- Reduce evaporation by using a 2-3 inch layer of mulch around plants.
- Weed yards and gardens regularly. Weeds compete with other plants for water.