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Damn straight. Want a healthy lawn? Don't water it too early or too much

Posted By: HoopUte
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 05:20 pm

The roots needs to go deep to help make the grass more drought tolerant. Looking at the forecast I think you're right, no earlier than June 5 should be OK. I will have to do a couple of minutes on some flower pots and some new garden plants after the current storms move out mid-next week, but we're talking less than 5 minutes of drippers on each.

The Utah Division of Natural Resources puts out a great weekly watering recommendation. Here's the link https://slowtheflow.org/tools-and-resourc es/#guide and you can also like them on Facebook and get notified that way. Obviously some accommodation has to be made for one's exact location and soil type, but it's a very good guideline.

Another very good resource is at the Conservation Garden Park in West Jordan. They're in the process now of having their "localscape" courses that show neat ways to create really nice landscaping that minimizes water use. Worth checking into.

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Rocker Ute icon NEW: Rocker Ute Water Conservation Yearly PSA (long)
Rocker Ute - -- Wednesday 22 May 2019, at 04:36 pm [ID# 1947102] [reply]
HoopUte icon NEW: Damn straight. Want a healthy lawn? Don't water it too early or too much
HoopUte - -- Wednesday 22 May 2019, at 05:20 pm [ID# 1947107] [reply]
SforkUte icon NEW: Nothing grinds my gears more harshly than seeing businesses, churches and homes using water to sprinkle their grass in the midst of all this rain. (nm)
SforkUte - -- Wednesday 22 May 2019, at 06:26 pm [ID# 1947109] [reply]
Newbomb Turk icon NEW: Xeriscape. Drip systems for vegetable gardens and plants in the xeriscape areas. This will conserve water and cut down on weeds. Spray heads waste water in these areas and promote weed growth. (nm)
Newbomb Turk - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 22 May 2019, at 06:42 pm [ID# 1947110] [reply]
SkinyUte icon NEW: "Kids, you're driving me nuts today. Will you please go outside and play in the cactus and gravel?" (nm)
SkinyUte - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 22 May 2019, at 09:56 pm [ID# 1947118] [reply]
SforkUte icon NEW: “You darn whippersnappers! Get off of my gravel!" (nm)
SforkUte - -- Thursday 23 May 2019, at 06:01 am [ID# 1947120] [reply]
pangloss icon NEW: We tested the system last week
pangloss - -- Wednesday 22 May 2019, at 06:59 pm [ID# 1947112] [reply]
HoopUte icon NEW: I used to be able to find galvanized water lines using copper tubing in a divining rod-like technique.
HoopUte - -- Wednesday 22 May 2019, at 07:25 pm [ID# 1947113] [reply]
Rocker Ute icon NEW: Dousing rods - yeah I didn't believe it either.
Rocker Ute - -- Wednesday 22 May 2019, at 09:52 pm [ID# 1947117] [reply]
HoopUte icon NEW: I would dazzle (or maybe it was bore) my friends showing them how I could find sprinkler lines in a city park
HoopUte - -- Thursday 23 May 2019, at 07:58 am [ID# 1947123] [reply]
Rocker Ute icon NEW: We actually just did it with some fairly major lines going down the streets and then branching to individual homes. (nm)
Rocker Ute - -- Thursday 23 May 2019, at 08:48 am [ID# 1947125] [reply]
o NEW: More than 80% of water in Utah is consumed by agriculture. Who don't exactly let their crops go brown. We haven't had a water crisis nearly as much as a water management crisis. Letting your lawn die isn't going to do much but cost you money (nm)
Duhwayne - -- Wednesday 22 May 2019, at 08:36 pm [ID# 1947116] [reply]
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