Lawn care during water restrictions
Many states have been practicing water wise measures in various shapes and forms for years now, others are lucky enough to have no restrictions at all. As of the 1st of June, Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra are now under level 1 water restrictions so let’s see what this means for your lawn.
During winter, water restrictions have less of an impact on our lawn since, being dormant, the grass is usually quite content with nature’s offerings. But spring has sprung and the lawn will soon be thirsty. Now is the time to get a better understanding of new water restrictions in your area and how they affect your lawn care.
An important question to ask yourself is “where does my water come from?” If you are using recycled water, greywater, rainwater or bore water then level 1 restrictions do not apply to you. They only apply to drinking water so continue as you were. If you are using drinking water then read on.
During level 1 water restrictions, watering of lawns and gardens must be done before 10 am or after 4 pm using a hand-held hose fitted device that you can turn off instantly to help save water (trigger nozzles and wands will do the trick). If you need to water between 10 am and 4 pm then you’ll have to use a watering can or bucket which is not ideal when watering the lawn.
Regardless of restrictions, early morning is always the ideal time to water.