Ok, while taking the boys for a little jog this morning I became a slightly irate passing through our neighborhood. We've made the concious decision to water our lawn sparingly (only 3 times this summer and only the front yard). We made that choice simply b/c we are making every effort to reduce our energy and water consumption. It wouldn't matter if we didn't pay a dime for the water, for us it's about not wasting water when lawns can handle quite a bit of stress. But, seriously, if you want to water, go right on ahead. That's your choice. Can I just make these two requests:
1. When you live in a city that has a fairly serious watering ban, can you just abide by it? Does it really make sense to water your lawn when it is 95+ degrees outside? Doesn't common sense tell you that about 85% of that water is evaporating? The ban says water before 9 AM...just do it!
2. When we receive 1.5 inches of rain from 4 AM-6 AM, turn off your irrigation system!! I can see if it is programmed to go off at 5 AM and you didn't get it shut off but I can't buh-lieve how many homes in our neighborhood were watering at 9 AM (also think watering ban rules!!) after we had a great and soaking 1.5 inches early this morning!!!!!!
Ok, I am done. Man, it's really exhausting being so judgmental!