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    Efficient Watering of Your Lawn

    Two-thirds of Amarillo’s water use in the spring and summer months result from residents watering their lawns and gardens. It’s sad but true, homeowners waste roughly half of the water they use. One reason is that homeowners water their lawns and gardens inefficiently. Using these tips when watering your lawn and garden can result in measurable savings in water consumption.

    When to Water

    Appearance Most grasses take on a dull, dark appearance and footprints are visible when it needs water.
    Time of day The optimal time to water is from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

    When Not to Water

    Guideline Do not water when it is excessively windy, rainy or during the heat of the day (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

    How Much to Water

    Water depth Usually applying 1 to 1 ½ inches of water to your lawn is adequate to wet the soil to a depth of 4 to 6 inches.

    How Often to Water

    By the type of grass Locate your type of grass in the table on page nine of the Water Conservation Guide to determine how often to water during summer months (June, July and August). 
    Subtract any rainfall from the amount of water needed each week.

    Water Wise Landscaping

    What is Water Wise Landscape? 

    Water Wise Landscape Handout 

    Water Wise Landscapes

    Martin Road Park City Hall John Stiff Memorial Park

    Recommended Plant Material

    • Achillea
    • Agastache
    • Artemisia
    • Butterfly
    • Bush
    • Century Plant
    • Chocolate Flower
    • Cone Flower
    • Cotonester
    • Dianthus
    • Golden Rod
    • Gray Santolina
    • Indian Blanket
    • Korean Hyssop
    • Liriope
    • Mexican Hat
    • Penstemon
    • Pink Evening Primrose
    • Red Hot Poker
    • Russian Sage
    • Salvia
    • Sedum
    • Texas Red Yucca
    • Three Leaf Sumac
    • Verbena

    Water Wise Landscapes

    Goal: Conserve water through use of “Water Wise” plant materials in landscape settings.

    Objectives: Conserve Water, Landscape Appeal, Good Color For All Seasons, Visual Impact (Color & Depth)

    Water Wise Trees & Grasses

    Grasses Trees
    Bermuda (Turf) Hackberry
    Buffalo (Turf) Pinion Pine
    Grama (Range Land) Juniper
    Blue Stem (Range Land) Desert Willow
    Pampas Grass Honey Mesquite
    Feather Reed Grass Golden Rain Tree
    Zebra Grass Cedar Elm
    Indian Grass Honey Locust
    Switch Grass Red Oak
      Chinese Pistache