Watering at night

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

  1. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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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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  2. cgaengineer

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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.
     
  3. Kiril

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    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.

    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.

    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?

    Once again, pulling AR out of thin air.

    This is just plain ignorant.
     
  4. Kiril

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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?
     
  5. ajslands

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    3/4"-1" per week is out of thin air?!!!



    Weird! :laughing: :laughing:
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  6. cgaengineer

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    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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  7. cgaengineer

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    He would argue with you just to argue.
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  8. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
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    Who me or him?
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  9. cgaengineer

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    Him...kiril
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  10. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes .... it is.

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

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