WATERING RESTRICTIONS IN DROUGHT AREAS

Georgia is in the forth year of a severe drought and as a result watering restrictions have been put into place. There is one aspect of the rules that few people are aware of. According to the Atlanta Constitution, under the statewide rules, new landscaping installed by a professional may be watered daily for 30 days after installation, and food gardens can be watered any time. It is possible that other states may have similar rules.:
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wrote: | > Georgia is in the forth year of a severe drought and as a result | > watering restrictions have been put into place. There is one aspect of | > the rules that few people are aware of. According to the Atlanta | > Constitution, under the statewide rules, new landscaping installed by | > a professional may be watered daily for 30 days after installation, | > and food gardens can be watered any time. It is possible that other | > states may have similar rules.: | > | > www-raised-garden-bed.com/ | > | > Johnny | | Allowing food gardens to be watered any time is not a good idea. | People should learn to garden with droughts. Those of us who don't | garden next to a faucet do other things instead of watering. |
For instance? Inquiring minds and all...
Thanks.
Kimberly In Georgia using all kitchen sink water to water garden. Among other things.
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Keep in mind that tighter spacing means foliage covering the ground and less moisture loss due to evaporation.
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Then we are talking a matter of degree. Warm mulch will evaporate water but to a lesser extent than nekkid soil and, plant cover will even lower that.
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wrote: | > | > Georgia is in the forth year of a severe drought and as a result | > | > watering restrictions have been put into place. There is one aspect of | > | > the rules that few people are aware of. According to the Atlanta | > | > Constitution, under the statewide rules, new landscaping installed by | > | > a professional may be watered daily for 30 days after installation, | > | > and food gardens can be watered any time. It is possible that other | > | > states may have similar rules.: | > | > | > | > www-raised-garden-bed.com/ | > | > | > | > Johnny | > | | > | Allowing food gardens to be watered any time is not a good idea. | > | People should learn to garden with droughts. Those of us who don't | > | garden next to a faucet do other things instead of watering. | > | | > | > For instance? Inquiring minds and all... | > | > Thanks. | > | > Kimberly | > In Georgia using all kitchen sink water to water garden. Among other | > things. | | Growing "drought resistant" vegetable varieties. | | Wider spacing between plants so what ever rain feeds fewer plants. | | Get rid of weeds. | | Mulch. | | Get ideas from Israeli farming techniques. | |
Thanks, I'm doing all of that. Thought maybe there might be something else.
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