As temps continue to drop here in the Las Vegas Valley, we’re entering Southern Nevada Water Authority’s Winter Watering season. There are several methods for keeping a healthy landscape even while watering one day weekly.
Winter watering tips
- Aerate your lawn. Aeration pulls tiny plugs from the soil, allowing water to be better absorbed.
- Bermuda grass goes dormant in the winter so it doesn’t need much water. Irrigate bermuda grass just once per month November through March.
- Avoid afternoon winds and reduce the risk of icing by watering in the midmorning.
- Add a protective mulch on the soil around your plants to trap moisture.
- Drip irrigation may occur any day of the week, but must not exceed one day in winter.
For ideas on preparing your landscape for winter, check out our The Autumn Landscape.
PRO-TIP: For Lawns, Consider the Cycle & Soak Method
The cycle-and-soak sprinkler irrigation method allows soil to absorb water slowly and reduces the risk of runoff. Here’s how it works:
- Water 3 times a day
- 1 hour apart
- 4 minutes for each watering
- Water before sunrise May through October