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By Bryony

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Are you watering your lawn?

My lawn is like crunchy hay underfoot at the moment, which is funny considering last year's torrential rains.

I am just wondering whether people are generally watering their lawns or just leaving them due to water meters/ hosepipe bans, or trying to conserve water generally?



leaving mine but it is still green. partly due to the fact it is kept quite long for grass 3". Hubby prefers it that length and the pet bunnies get some to feed on when in the moveable run. And of course we are being environmentally friendly too.

27 Jun, 2010


not watering, it'll need cutting if I do.

27 Jun, 2010


I must admit I have had the sprinkler on...hate yellow-looking lawns! However, I think I will have to have a rethink...the water bill has just come in...and hubby went ape!

27 Jun, 2010


Ours is still green, but we get very heavy dews almost every night and that keeps it reasonably ok, means it does grow though. Never water anything in the garden except pots and stuff under cover. Puddle plantings and then mulch heavily and thats it. We are on a metred water supply so we know exactly how much it costs.

27 Jun, 2010


Ours is going brown and we do not water, grass bounces back and it will be green again in the autumn, we see people sprinkling their lawns in the heat of the day and it makes our blood boil, think this is why we leave ours, also our clover in the lawn has grown well and there are loads of bees around and on it, so that must be a plus.

27 Jun, 2010


Ours is very dry too,I just chuck a bowl of water from washing salads etc.It does recover.

27 Jun, 2010


im watering mine as im getting cracks in the lawn

27 Jun, 2010


I do water mine every night...Don't water it for too long though but I never water anything until it's much cooler...

27 Jun, 2010


Don't waste water on the lawn - it'll bounce back, though you may have more moss to deal with next spring, but the usual lawn maintenance work in autumn and spring will sort that out. Set the mower blades as high as possible, and don't cut very often (though that advice is probably academic right now - ours stopped growing about 4 weeks ago, lol)

28 Jun, 2010

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