Re: [gardeners] Water

M T (
Tue, 17 Sep 2002 22:37:20 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Kelly,
 The price difference would be great but I'm not sure I want Gov.
Warner to know how much water gets used on the outside of my house!
 We have plantings started in February of new hedges and lots of shrubs
and flowers and a 30+ group of potted tropicals and the "nursery annex"
of things I haven't had time to plant yet. I hand water for about an
hour every 3 to 5 days, depending on the need.
 That's without watering the front yard.  We did that once in July for
three hours, when I thought we were going to lose the two 15 foot
dogwoods in front. There are scattered dead trees and shrubs throughout
the highway medians and neighborhoods in our area.
 The runoff from the pots and plantings in the backyard is helping keep
the trees in the back in great condition. The dogwoods out front are
limping along. Thank God for the recent rain!

Good Gardening,
Matt in Norfolk, Va. USDA zone 8

Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 12:44:57 -0400
From: Kelly Livezey <>
Subject: Water, was Re: [gardeners] chipper/shredder

I just heard on a local radio show that there is something called a 
"sub-meter" that can be installed for outdoor water usage such as 
sprinkler systems. The water company charges for water but not 
sewage, since the water won't be going into the sewage system. I 
haven't confirmed this yet, and don't know if it would be offered 
everywhere, but it might be worth looking into.
Alexandria, VA

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