Knowing when to water in Colorado’s crazy climate

Mile High Water Talk

Follow these simple rules of (green) thumb for watering your trees, gardens and lawns this spring.

It’s common to see a lot of “green thumbs” in the garden during the springtime. Photo: Kate Ter Haar, Flickr Creative Commons It’s common to see a lot of “green thumbs” in the garden during the springtime. Photo: Kate Ter Haar, Flickr Creative Commons

By Travis Thompson

Denver’s first day of summer will arrive Monday, June 20, at precisely 4:34 p.m.

Of course, summertime weather doesn’t appear with the flick of a switch. We’ll almost certainly experience some hot, dry spells in the months prior to this moment, which is why Denver Water’s annual summer water use rules go into effect May 1.

But these are just dates, not predictors of the bipolar Colorado climate. Weather patterns are the true indicators for proper watering habits.

When it comes to knowing when and where to water this spring, follow these rules of (green) thumb:

Trees and shrubs: During prolonged dry periods, water once or twice a…

View original post 209 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s