Water Schedule

First 2 Weeks After Installation

FREQUENCYHEAD SIZERUN TIME1ST START2ND START3RD START
Grass*DailyPop ups5 minutes6:00 AM10:00 AM5:00 PM
Trees**Daily2 Gal/ Hr30 minutes7:00 AM10:00 AM2:00PM
Bushes**Daily1 Gal/ Hr60 minutes4:30AMNoon7:00 PM
Sprayers (flowers or garden)Daily10 Gal / Hr5 minutes6:30 AM10:30 AM5:30 PM
Pots***Daily1 Gal/ Hr8 minutes6:45 AM10:45 AM5:45 PM
Succulents & Cactus****Every 14 days1 Gal/ Hr45 minutes3:30 AM11:00 AM1:00 PM

WINTER (Highs under 90 deg.)

FREQUENCYHEAD SIZERUN TIME1ST START2ND START3RD START
Grass* – if overseeded3 times per weekPop ups5 minutes6:00 AM8:00 AM9:30 AM
Grass* – NOT overseeded (under 70 deg)1 time per weekPop ups5 minutes6:00 AM8:00 AM9:30 AM
Trees**Every 7 days2 Gal/ Hr75 minutes7:00 AM10:00 AM2:00 PM
Bushes**Every 5 days1 Gal/ Hr120 minutes4:30 AMNoon7:00 PM
Sprayers (flowers or garden)Daily to 3 days10 Gal / Hr3 minutes6:30 AM10:30 AM5:30 PM
Pots***Daily to 5 days1 Gal/ Hr5 minutes6:45 AM10:45 AM5:45 PM
Succulents & Cactus****Every 28 days1 Gal/ Hr45 minutes3:30 AM11:00 AM1:00 PM

SUMMER (Highs over 90 deg.)

FREQUENCYHEAD SIZERUN TIME1ST START2ND START3RD START
Grass*3 times per weekPop ups12 minutes6:00 AM8:00 AM9:30 AM
Trees**Every 5 days2 Gal/ Hr75 minutes7:00 AM10:00 AM2:00 PM
Bushes**Every 3 days1 Gal/ Hr120 minutes4:30 AMNoon7:00 PM
Sprayers (flowers or garden)Daily to 2 days10 Gal / Hr5 minutes6:30 AM10:30 AM5:30 PM
Pots***Daily to 3 days1 Gal/ Hr10 minutes6:45 AM10:45 AM5:45 PM
Succulents & Cactus****Every 14 days1 Gal/ Hr45 minutes3:30 AM11:00 AM1:00 PM

Water Schedule Notes

Here are some important notes about this water schedule:

*If using oscillating sprinklers, typically triple the amount of time. However, the time depends on the distance. Schedule grass so it doesn’t come on during days doing lawn maintenance.

**We recommend 14 – 30 days after installation, trees and bushes should change to the seasonal run time but be on every 2 days in summer and every 3 days in winter.

***Pots vary significantly depending on the size of the pot, the type of plant, and sun exposure. Please adjust the watering schedule as needed.

****Saguaros should not be watered – rain should be enough Bubblers can be adjusted from wide open to almost closed – we recommend mostly closed – for 3-7 minutes EVERY YARD IS DIFFERENT – THE ABOVE NUMBERS ARE AVERAGES. If plants or grass look like they need more water, feel free to increase the watering schedule time a little (10-25%). If they look like they’re getting too much water, it’s probably OK to reduce the watering schedule time (10-25%).

We hope this water schedule was useful. For information on Landscape Design, see our Preparation List.

CYC Landscaping Water Schedule
CYC Landscaping Water Schedule