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Old 06-16-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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i live in SE wisc and it hasnt rained in forever. i usually water my grass every few days for a hr or so. all my neighbors have brown grass but mine is pretty green from water and shade but how often should i be using the sprinkler per day or per week.i dont want to burn out my well pump. are there ways to check to make sure how i am doing it is ok? thanks

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Old 06-16-2012, 11:01 AM   #2
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i live in SE wisc and it hasnt rained in forever. i usually water my grass every few days for a hr or so. all my neighbors have brown grass but mine is pretty green from water and shade but how often should i be using the sprinkler per day or per week.i dont want to burn out my well pump. are there ways to check to make sure how i am doing it is ok? thanks
Ayuh,.... Unless you pump the well Dry, the pump shouldn't care...

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Ayuh,.... Unless you pump the well Dry, the pump shouldn't care...
ya i guess my question is.. how do i know if its getting close? i mean im guessing i dont want to let the water run forever but i just dont want to f anything up by watering grass, thats all
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i live in SE wisc and it hasnt rained in forever. i usually water my grass every few days for a hr or so. all my neighbors have brown grass but mine is pretty green from water...
maybe your neighbors know something about the aquifer in your area that you don't?
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maybe your neighbors know something about the aquifer in your area that you don't?
ha yya kind of seams that way but they are all pretty old and dont like heat. im young and like it so im always outside.
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Ayuh,... I don't consider myself old, but I admit my favorite lawn color is Brown,...

That means I Ain't gotta mow it....

just weedwack the chicory down every week or 2...
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I don't consider myself old, but I admit my favorite lawn color is Brown,...
That means I Ain't gotta mow it....
I don't mind mowing but I surely won't do anything to encourage growth.
It's needed cutting about every 5 days this mild and moist spring!...
but that should taper back to 10-14 days when it gets hot again.
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I really do not water my grass, unless it has not rained for over two weeks, Then I just go out there and spray it down really good, with the firehouse nozzle I have, but not so much that I waste water.

Wait another week, and hit it again. No need to keep dumping water on grass. They do now have hybrids that are drought resistant, so you don't have to water.

Also, there are just those who do not care what color the lawn is.
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i know alot of people dont care, seems like you really care alot or not at all really. we have a private well so it dont cost me anything
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You have a private well but the ground water needs to last for everyone. Not just your lawn. If you draw your well dry, you may also be sawing theirs down.
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You asked about burning out your well pump. Personally I don't know but suspect mine has burned out. Can you find out from a Well Company what the average life span of a pump is?

Where I live, in Florida, we are restricted on watering and except for certain circumstances we have a schedule we're suppose to follow. I don't irrigate my lawn but even house numbers and odd house numbers have specific days they can water. You might contact your city planning and zoning for any regulations if you're unsure. Cities that have these rules apply them whether the water cost a homeowner anything or not as the underground aquifer reserves are used by everybody and these 'water tables' can be depleted.

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You have a private well but the ground water needs to last for everyone. Not just your lawn. If you draw your well dry, you may also be sawing theirs down.
ya i understand, i mean i dont do it all day everyday or anything like that. no one ever said anything to me including neighbors or the police that drive by. it would just be nice to get some rain!

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