Swingle in the Denver Post: How Wet Spring and Drought Impact Our Landscapes
The Denver Post spoke with Swingle President, John Gibson, about the abundant spring snow fall and its impact on our landscapes. The much needed snow is significant, and thankfully, has added to our water supply, but the cold temperatures have taken its toll. Tender buds on trees and shrubs have been killed, stressing the plant, and we may not see Lilac blooms on south-facing slopes. Sprinklers may need repairs due to damage caused by the late sub-freezing temps.
The news isn’t all bad, actually far from it. There’s a good chance you won’t need to use your sprinklers for a few more weeks, which will help save water. Denver Water customers used 21% less water in early spring year-over-year, thanks to the recent snow. We are all thankful for the badly needed precipitation, yet we still face drought conditions. Currently, water restrictions are in place, but Denver Water is monitoring the situation, so keep your fingers crossed and you may want to do a rain dance.