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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.

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

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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.

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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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Old 09-12-2018, 08:26 PM   #927
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Cut the lawn today, as it was looking a bit long in places! Looks so much better now, anyone else done it or am I the only mad man still mowing in December?
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Current state of ours after 2 new fence posts due to old ones rotting

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Cut the lawn today, as it was looking a bit long in places! Looks so much better now, anyone else done it or am I the only mad man still mowing in December?
I don't cut mine this time of year. The last mow I did was about 4 weeks ago. I like to keep a bit of length - seems to protect it and I don't want to walk on it too much when it's so wet. I do get rid of all the leaves though when the ground is a bit harder to walk on. No idea if I'm doing the right thing, but it seems to help with moss and the grass seems to come back well in the spring.
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Old 09-12-2018, 11:59 PM   #930
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Cut ours about 2 weeks ago as it was long. It seems to have stopped growing now though. Was on it today and it's soaking. As we're in the hills in Wales I try and stay off it as much as possible until March time.
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