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Swingle President John Gibson Offers Colorado Drought Advice on 9News

Posted on: April 1st, 2013

Denver, Colorado Lawn Care & Tree Service: Drought Advice

Swingle has been sharing information and expertise about the current Colorado drought and how to best manage your landscape water needs since last year.

John Gibson, Swingle’s President, recently appeared on 9News to share expert tips about how homeowners can protect their lawns and other beautiful outdoor spaces as spring approaches with no end in sight for the drought.

Here are some of the key points discussed in the video:

Make sure to aerate and fertilize your lawn in April.
Xeriscaping is an option to conserve water. Consider limiting the turf in your yard to an amount you use and can maintain.
Trees need special attention as it can take years to replace mature specimens. Water trees and shrubs in the drip zone (at the edge of the leaf canopy) and keep an eye out for insects and other stresses.

Don’t let the recent wet March weather fool you. Denver Water has declared a Stage 2 drought and instituted mandatory two-day-a-week water restrictions as of April 1, 2013. Watering is prohibited between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Denver Water customers are required to follow the following schedules based on their property address number:

Single-family residential properties with ODD-numbered addresses: Saturday and Wednesday
Single-family residential properties with EVEN-numbered addresses: Sunday and Thursday
All others (multi-family, HOA’s, commercial, industrial, government, etc.): Tuesday and Friday

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