News Flash Home
The original item was published from 6/29/2023 1:42:51 PM to 7/15/2023 12:00:00 AM.

News Flash

Home - Spotlights

Posted on: June 29, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Summer Watering Guide

Sprinkler Consultations

Find out why the "cycle and soak" method is the best for using water the most efficiently for a healthy lawn this summer. 

Quick Facts on Lawn Watering

  • Lawns in Colorado may require as much as 1 to 1-1/2 inches of water per week from irrigation or rainfall during summer to remain green and actively growing.
  • During extended periods of summer drought, dormant lawns (browned-out leaves) containing Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue or perennial ryegrass should receive 1-1/2 inches of irrigation every two weeks to maintain hydrated grass crowns and allow for full lawn recovery when more favorable moisture and temperature return in the fall.
  • Deeper roots draw moisture from a larger volume of soil and thus require less supplemental irrigation.
  • Taller grass has deeper roots and a lower tendency to wilt.
  • Taller grass provides shading of the soil surface and reduces lethal temperatures near the base of grass plants.
  • Lawns mowed weekly at a taller mowing height are less likely to be scalped. Scalped lawns lose density and have shallow root systems

Visit the webpage for more tips and advice during the summer heat. 

Sprinkler tips...
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home - Spotlights

ALLO Update at Town Council

Posted on: February 21, 2024

Town of Erie Sesquicentennial

Posted on: January 25, 2024

Tree Raffle

Posted on: January 25, 2024
Chaplaincy Proclamation

Emergency Response Chaplains Day

Posted on: January 24, 2024 | Last Modified on: October 3, 2018
Victim Services Volunteer

Volunteer Victim Advocates

Posted on: February 1, 2024
two school resource officers facing a camera in uniform with the words thank you sros

National School Resource Officer Day

Posted on: January 23, 2024

Recruiting Fair

Posted on: January 22, 2024
Engraved bricks lining gravel portion of path at Erie Community Park.

Commemorative Brick Program

Posted on: December 20, 2023
Cover of winter spring 2024 program guide. Photo is of Barre fitness class participants.

Winter Program Guide Available

Posted on: December 1, 2023
Community Spotlight Image - Parks and Recreation Projects

Parks & Recreation Projects

Posted on: May 2, 2022
Erie Community Party room setup for a birthday party with balloons and table decorations setout.

Book Your Birthday Party Online

Posted on: November 1, 2023
Teen Substance Use Flyer

Teens: Substance Use and Social Media

Posted on: November 2, 2023
Weekly Update

Sign up for Weekly eNews

Posted on: August 24, 2022
Leash Reminder

Leash Laws in Erie

Posted on: February 1, 2023
Community Spotlight Image - EAB

Emerald Ash Borer

Posted on: May 2, 2022