Northwest Arkansas Cities Deal With Summer Watering
Posted: July 14, 2013 at 5 a.m.
As summer heat settles like a blanket over Northwest Arkansas, several cities are amping up their watering regimes to keep parks blooming and ball fields green.
At A Glance
Looking to keep your own lawns and plant beds looking fresh this summer? Follow these tips from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln:
• Water about half an inch deeper than the deepest roots to encourage downward growth.
• Water in the early morning from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m.
• Change the time that your system runs each month, or at least seasonally.
• Adjust sprinkler heads as plants grow larger and block spray pattern.
• If temperature is above 90 degrees, run sprinklers five to 10 minutes in the afternoon to cool plants.
• Create water zones by putting plants together that have similar water needs.
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