As the temperature rises, you’ll need to water more frequently.

Make sure you water thoroughly and deeply at each watering, but allow the soil to dry out between irrigations (days between waterings can reach 30 days or more for some desert plants). By watering this way, roots are encouraged to grow deep into the soil where they’ll be better protected from the summer heat and dryness. To help you determine how much water is needed for your plants, get a free copy of Landscape Watering by the Numbers: A Guide for the Arizona Desert from your city water conservation office or use our interactive Landscape Watering Guide.

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