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Greens lawns to return…

By asp - 12 September 2007 22

…well, it’s the thought that counts.

ACTEW is saying they don’t expect to impose stage 4 restrictions this srping and summer and even better, they may lighten the stage 3 restrictions that would see us being allowed to water lawns once a week.

I welcome the news, but my lawns are so far gone that they would need to be replanted. So watering once a week won’t be enough.  Would you welcome the chance be allowed to water lawns again?

What’s Your opinion?


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22 Responses to
Greens lawns to return…
sepi 1:18 pm 13 Sep 07

Lawns are not only for looks. Grass is a tough plant that copes with being walked on.

The arid parts of America with green gardens have basically stolen water from rivers elsewhere and piped it in.

Thumper 1:15 pm 13 Sep 07

Dubai has the best lawns in the world.

Quite incredible really…

Ralph 1:13 pm 13 Sep 07

Arid parts of America seem to do ok with green lawns.

hingo 10:46 am 13 Sep 07

Cement lawns with cactus plants bourke?

Thumper 10:45 am 13 Sep 07

Or build a new dam….

Which we will need anyway with all the proposed development.

bourke 10:38 am 13 Sep 07

Lush green lawns in Australia were a silly idea to start with, and now even more so. We silly Aussies need to change our ideas of what looks pretty to something that has a vague chance of surviving in our climate.

VYBerlinaV8 now_with 9:45 am 13 Sep 07

I dumped a couple of tons of good quality topsoil and a couple of trailerloads of horse manure onto my front lawn early last autumn, giving me over 5 inches of good soil. There’s clay underneath, but it means whenever it rains the soil layer captures and holds heaps of water, which seems to last for a couple of weeks at least. Also, I cut the grass at the longest possible setting on the mower, meaning the plants themselves can store more water. If we could water lawns once per week (even if just by hand), I reckon I could have a moderately green lawn for most of summer. Of course, whenever it rained (reasonable fall) I wouldn’t need to water for a week or more anyway.

sepi 8:26 am 13 Sep 07

There’s always a negative if you look hard enough

Ralph 8:20 am 13 Sep 07

This announcement will come as a grave disappointment to a number of people on here (you know who you are) who were hoping that the dams would near empty this summer; as proof of global wooming, and as standing in the shower with buckets would lead us to repent our supposed profligate water use.

Thumper 7:54 am 13 Sep 07

Yeah, once a week would be fine for my back lawn, which stays pretty green no matter what.

Alas, my front lawn is no longer and has been largely replaced by pine chip.

JC 2:30 am 13 Sep 07

Yeah why not. Lawns, grass what ever has a place and seeing all the dead horrid places around is not a nice sight. I think that the drought has woken us up to waste, but it is an evil we really need to have, so the planners should be planning for it rather than calling to ban or charge yet more for it.

Ingeegoodbee 7:59 pm 12 Sep 07

We don’t have lawns at our place – just vast expanses of grass (a nice mix of paspalum, rye, couch, bindi’s, dandilions and the occasional native poa. The kids love to play on it though, so this is great news.

sepi 6:23 pm 12 Sep 07

I would welcome the chance to water the lawn once in a while (I doubt I’d get to it once a week.) Mine has good bits and bad bits, depending on what is in the shade or downhill. I’d just water the bits that are marginal.

But – I’m more interested in are we going to be allowed to use sprinkler systems once a week?

Cos I have one and it is so annoying not to be able to turn it on, and I don’t want to pay thousands to have it turned into drippers.

H 5:57 pm 12 Sep 07

I wouldn’t water the lawn again – the grey water from the washing machine works well.

szeretetta 5:49 pm 12 Sep 07

Our lawn is pretty green at the moment due to the rain in recent times. As for being allowed to water, I would rather not. If I can water it, then I am expected to. Not being able to is good 🙂

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