Recently we have hit 100 degree plus days here in Phoenix, Arizona. Anytime the temperature gets above 100°, we typically water on average with pop-up sprinklers for 15 to 20 minute per cycle, 5 to 6 days per week. You can even split the start times so that you’re only watering 7 to 10 minutes twice per day if you’re getting a lot of runoff or wasted water. Now if you have rotors (or any type of sprinkler in motion) you should water 40-50 minute cycles 5-6 days per week since they usually cover more area than pop-ups and do not water the same spot the entire time water is running.
There can also be a lot of overspray when watering. The average pop up sprinkler dispenses 5-7 gallons per minute of water each sprinkler head. MP Rotators only use about 1 to 1.5 gallons per minute with less mist and more even coverage which makes them more efficient during these hot summer days. We also recommend watering in the early morning versus the evening or daily watering. However, if you have to split water times we usually recommend an hour after the first start time.
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