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Old 04-23-2010, 06:44 AM
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If we are not in a total ban around here you only option is late evening, night and early morning watering.
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:48 AM
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Illegals come to GA to work illegally for irrigation contractors installing irrigation systems that we cannot use because we have too many illegals.
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:10 AM
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I have time to spare on this fine evening. Please do form your thesis. Remember, everything is a thesis.
Not a thesis ..... well established information on soils and irrigation scheduling that you will not find in your "ortho" joke book. Let's review the questionable or downright incorrect statements.

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Watering at noon is much..much..much better than watering at evening/morning.
Wrong. Watering at noon not only increases evaporative losses, but in some areas where wind increases throughout the day, you also run the risk of increasing losses due to wind drift.

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Get one of timers from home depot and an oscillating sprinkler and water like .25inch at noon every other day.
Beyond the fact you are just pulling an AR out of thin air, why even state an AR when using an oscillating sprinkler? You don't actually believe you have good DU with this sprinkler ... do you?

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How bout 3/4"-1" instead.
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I don't care what soil it is, 1inch of water will leech tremendous mineral from the top soil where the grass roots are. But this is if it is done all at once. If one were to cycle through intervals, there should not be a problem but unnecessary. Again, it is nothing but water wasted.
This is just plain ignorant.
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:17 AM
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You make it sound so easy. Just get up one morning and shell out $5000 for an irrigation system that you might not be able to use in many places do to total water bans and restrictions.
Well, if water is that scarce in your area, then you should not be installing high water use, regionally inappropriate landscapes ... now should you?

Now back on topic .... I feel the biggest problem with fungus and night watering is spore dispersal. Chances are your turf is going to get wet at night (depending on where you live) even if you don't irrigate or it doesn't rain. That said .... if night is your only window of opportunity to irrigate, then you really have no choice ..... do you?
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:23 AM
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3/4"-1" per week is out of thin air?!!!



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Old 04-23-2010, 09:24 AM
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Well, if water is that scarce in your area, then you should not be installing high water use, regionally inappropriate landscapes ... now should you?

Now back on topic .... I feel the biggest problem with fungus and night watering is spore dispersal. Chances are your turf is going to get wet at night (depending on where you live) even if you don't irrigate or it doesn't rain. That said .... if night is your only window of opportunity to irrigate, then you really have no choice ..... do you?
Yeah rocks and cactus...great idea. We are in GA not the desert. I'm pretty sure bermuda grass is appropriate for our area since even with little or no water it still survives but it looks its best with .5 inches per week minimum.
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:28 AM
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3/4"-1" per week is out of thin air?!!!



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He would argue with you just to argue.
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:29 AM
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:35 AM
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Him...kiril
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:38 AM
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3/4"-1" per week is out of thin air?!!!
Yes .... it is.

Ignoring site dependent variables ..... tell me ...what is your current ETo.
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