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Watering with the weather in mind

Summer is in full swing, and so are Denver Water’s summer watering rules.

Of course, there will be hot and cool days throughout the summer and fall. Following Mother Nature’s weather patterns can help you figure out when and how much to water.

Here’s a few tips that can help you out:

Trees and shrubs: During prolonged dry periods, water once or twice a month, using 10 gallons of water for each inch of the tree’s diameter.

Vegetable and flower gardens: Water your garden by hand to ensure water goes only into the soil where the plant’s roots can use it.

Lawns: Adjust your watering times based on rainfall, type of grass or plants, sunny or shady locations and other characteristics. Using less water means lower monthly water bills.

Every yard is different, so there’s no one-size fits-all guide to landscape care. But working with the weather is a great place to start.