Spring Service Tips and Watering Recommendations

From the April 2021 Newsletter:
It’s officially spring, which means irrigation time is here! It’s our second watering season in a row of drier and warmer conditions, and we’re in a Drought Watch. While it’s important to start watering plants now, don’t overdo it. Your monthly usage should only be two to four times higher than it is in the winter season. Meanwhile, do your best to avoid water waste. Runoff from over-watering is a big culprit, but making updates to your irrigation system can improve efficiency. Generous rebates are available!

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Plant Selection of the Month

Crocus:

Exposure: Sun/Shade
Water: Medium
Height and Spread: 6″ x 6″
Blooming Season: Spring
Description: 
The Crocus is a brilliant addition to any landscape. It is one of the earliest bulbs to arrive and provides the first color to your landscape. The Crocus fits well in most landscapes because it can be found in various colors and sizes. It is easy to grow and care for and will return the following spring. 

Get Winter Irrigation and Landscaping Tips from the ABCWUA

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If you are wondering how much to water your trees during abnormally dry winter, Water Authority’s landscape experts can help answer this question and other landscape and irrigation questions. The Water Authority offers FREE personalized email consultations on topics related to sustainable, desert friendly landscaping and irrigation practices. Simply e-mail: AskAnExpert@abcwua.org and include pictures of your yard, plants and irrigation system when sending in questions.

ABCWUA “Ask An Expert” Program

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“Ask An Expert” Program Through ABCWUA Encourages Smart Watering and Xeriscaping
The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) has many resources for Albuquerque residents. Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just starting out, the Water Authority’s landscape experts can help answer your landscape and irrigation questions with free personalized e-mail consultations on topics related to sustainable, desert friendly landscaping and irrigation practices.

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Water Utility Authority Offering Rebates for “Smart” Irrigation Systems

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Water Utility Authority Offering Rebates for “Smart” Irrigation Systems
“Smart” irrigation systems irrigate landscapes more efficiently than conventional systems, helping you save money while keeping your plants healthy and looking great throughout the year. If you are ready to invest in a system upgrade to protect the investment you have already made in your landscape, the Water Authority is here to help.  Rebates are now available for the purchase of WaterSense Smart Controllers, SWAT Flow Sensors, SWAT Pressure Regulators, and WaterSense Spray Sprinkler Bodies. Visit www.505outside.com for rebate information.