You’ve probably heard by now (we hope!) that we’re in one of the worst droughts on record and that soil moisture is at an all-time low. On March 17th Gov. Cox declared a state of emergency due to drought. Learn more at Drought.Utah.Gov Now, we don’t want anyone to get too hasty to start watering because of this. Because of the intense drought conditions, all the more reason to #Wait2Water and let your turf build up some strong roots and resiliency before the summer. Watering too soon can lead to shallow weak roots and could actually do more damage than good to your lawn. Turf may look like it’s really thirsty, but it’s really because it’s dormant. So when should you start watering your landscape? We will tell you when! We promise that we don’t want your landscape to die and we won’t make recommendations that would do that. All counties need ZERO watering this week. Including southern Utah, it’s still doing great! Do your part to #SlowTheFlow #SaveH2O and be as #Waterwise as you can. Please share this info with your friends and family- you can even invite them to follow/like our page. About the Weekly Lawn Watering Guide: The Weekly Lawn Watering Guide is a tool that recommends watering based on weather patterns and evapotranspiration rates. The guide takes extensive data and simplifies it into how many days per week to water based on conditions in your county. Microclimates may require adjustments to your watering schedule. The guide helps avoid problems with pests and disease and reduces costs associated with overwatering, saving you time and money. We estimate that Utah could save more than 20 billion gallons of water every summer if everyone were to water according to the guide!
Utah Division of Water Resources
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