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Old 06-08-2018, 09:50 PM   #921
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Old 12-08-2018, 09:50 PM   #922
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How are people watering their lawn? Our old house wasn’t on a meter so watering could happen twice a day.

I’m thinking of setting up a few water butts and purchase a pump. Any thoughts or experiences with this set up?


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Old 21-08-2018, 04:04 PM   #923
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How are people watering their lawn? Our old house wasn’t on a meter so watering could happen twice a day.

I’m thinking of setting up a few water butts and purchase a pump. Any thoughts or experiences with this set up?


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I had been watering twice a day, 6-9am and 6-9pm, before the recent drop in temperature. Grass is looking incredible but it is in dire need of a cut now!
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Old 21-08-2018, 06:14 PM   #924
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How are people watering their lawn? Our old house wasn’t on a meter so watering could happen twice a day.

I’m thinking of setting up a few water butts and purchase a pump. Any thoughts or experiences with this set up?


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When I layed turf in 2016, watering twice a day etc etc sent the water bill rocketing.

Water butts are your friend.
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Ok so since my last post, I went on holiday so no watering whatsoever apart from the occasional rain.

Seems like it must have rained a bit as most of it has come back green again. There are the odd patches of yellow but I think the soil may be compacted so Ill get on it with a garden fork in the weekend
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Old 22-08-2018, 03:27 PM   #926
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How are people watering their lawn? Our old house wasn’t on a meter so watering could happen twice a day.

I’m thinking of setting up a few water butts and purchase a pump. Any thoughts or experiences with this set up?


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I've only ever watered new lawns and let established lawns take their chance. Most come back when the temp drops a little and the rain arrives.

We are on a meter and with a reasonable amount of grass it would be costly. Even using water butts would take quite a bit of water. I read that using a sprinkler for about 90 mins uses the same amount of water as a family of 4 does in 2 days

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