HIGH WATERING ZONES (H)
(Cool season turf. Soil surface always moist.)
turf: Kentucky Bluegrass
Albuquerque estimate: 25 gal./ SF/ season
MODERATE WATERING ZONES (M)
turf: Turf-type Tall Fescue
Albuquerque estimate: 12.5 gal./SF/ season
LOW WATERING ZONES (L)
(Warm season turf. Soil surface usually dry.)
Albuquerque estimate: 5 gal./ SF/ season
VERY LOW WATERING ZONES (VL)
(Too dry for any turf. No irrigation.)
Santa Fe typical
plants: Yuccas, Piñon Pines, and Rabbitbrush
Drier than Denver. For locations that are drier than support Buffalograss Turf.
Avoid High Watering Zones adjacent to Low or Very low Watering Zones.
Without transition zones, water from the wet zones will be wasted on the adjacent dry zones.
By selecting two to four zones, and experimenting to adjust the irrigation amounts, this system works well for any climate that requires irrigation. The amounts of irrigation indicated for each watering zone are for typical Denver conditions (full sun, level ground, and soil between clay and sand).
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