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Turf water use guide

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Area: Cordillera, Edwards, Homestead, Singletree, Wolcott

Turf Type (bluegrass, fine fescue, and perennial ryegrass):

Water to Apply This Week is the first number and Total for Month is the second number.



Sports and High Use *

1.92″



2.95″

Residential **

1.71″



3.44″

Low Maintenance ***

1.52″

3.05″

Area: Arrowhead, Avon, Bachelor Gulch, Beaver Creek, Eagle-Vail, Mountain Star, Wildridge

Turf Type (bluegrass, fine fescue, and perennial ryegrass):

Water to Apply This Week

Total for Month

Sports and High Use *

2.00″

4.20″

Residential **

1.76″

3.71″

Low Maintenance ***

1.53″

3.27″

Area: Minturn, Vail

Turf Type (bluegrass, fine fescue, and perennial ryegrass):

Water to Apply This Week

Total for Month

Sports and High Use *

0.82″

2.76″

Residential **

0.49″

1.82″

Low Maintenance ***

0.09″

0.98″

The above figures assume an automatic sprinkler system with a 65% irrigation efficiency. Higher irrigation efficiencies will reduce irrigation requirement and lower irrigation efficiencies increase irrigation requirement. These recommendations are meant to serve as a general guideline for irrigating cool season turfgrass. Decrease or increase the above figures by 10% for cooler or hotter areas, respectively, or increase irrigation if your turf shows signs of drought stress.

For more information, call 970-477-5426.

This information is updated weekly every Monday and can be found at http://www.erwsd.org/TurfGuide.pdf.

*

Sports and High Use Turf:

Endures heavy traffic and requires a higher level of maintenance to achieve reasonable quality. Sports fields and residential high-use play lawns.

**

Residential Turf:

Ornamental lawns that have a very good appearance but require less intensive management than high traffic turf.

***

Low Maintenance Turf:

Lawns that are not heavily used during certain times of the year or have reduced maintenance such as less fertilizer, less mowing, etc. At certain times of the year, the grass may look stressed but is alive and requires less water.

Website: http://www.erwsd.org

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