Watering at night

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by scruff33, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. cgaengineer

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    Come on Steve...some people are not that fortunate.

    I haven't installed one because we have total watering bans around here come June/July and all outdoor watering is prohibited. A well is prohibited because of the small lot size and the cost of one is about $5000.

    So if you install an irrigation system around here and you are on city/county water its a total waste....unless you have a thing for donating money to an irrigation company.
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  2. AI Inc

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    Well a total water ban would make this thread mute , no?
     
  3. cgaengineer

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    I see your point, but not really. I am able to water right now and I watered last night after aeration but the expense of an irrigation system is something that is really not worth it if you can't use it during the driest times.
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  4. AI Inc

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    Studies have shown that your ROI on an irrigation system at reslae is 104%
     
  5. cgaengineer

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    I would believe that if you could use them around here. Maybe when they build the new watershed lake I will install one.
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  6. AI Inc

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    In fact I think congress need to pass irrigation reform with a requirement that everyone has to buy my product.Of course there would be no ban on pre existing conditions , ya know , like a burnt lawn.
     
  7. cgaengineer

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    Back to the original question which is watering at night.

    Watering at night is not the best time but its better than not watering at all in most cases.
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  8. AI Inc

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    That says it right there. I have customers who have low gpm wells and large lawns. They need to water am and pm.5% will get a fungus watering at night. 100% will get a burnt lawn not wateringa night. Key is to try and let the cycle finish before dusk.
     
  9. cgaengineer

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    Its possible and I'm all for it, you get it to congress and get it signed and I'll buy one. If they would stop letting illegals into GA we would not have a water crisis every summer. Too many people not enough water.

    At least an irrigation system would put common everyday people to work and grass and plants are essential to our precious environment so the tree huggers should support you as well.
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  10. cgaengineer

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    Around here its mostly bermuda lawns...I have never heard of anyone with a fungus problem with bermuda. I would assume fungus would be more common with cool season grasses.
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