Water restrictions were inevitable

4 thoughts on “Water restrictions were inevitable”

  1. The clerk’s name is a bit like the weather girls like Wendy Stormy? (Giggles)
    Hope this is as restrictive as the mandate gets. I worry about the golf courses here ( also recycled water – but so much evaporation …should mandate drip, perhaps…)
    We have been politely “asked” to conserve for several months (No rain much Feb/Mar which are usually soggy). Sprinkler systems are worth the investment 9 Not much worry about that hard a freeze here – there, it’s different) We bought a small yard intentionally and have made larger and larger native plantings to reduce grass. But I wish the subdivisions would allow “natural landscaping/prairie grass which needs little water and no mowing…would make sense..so it probably won’t happen

    1. They reduced grass in my subdivision by putting wide (3″-10″) borders of loose river rock completely around each backyard, filling most of each side yard, front beds, and bordering driveways. It cuts down a lot on the amount of grass but I hate the stuff. Difficult to walk across, constantly scatters into the rest of the yard, harbors weeds and stray grass, and holds way too much heat against the house every evening. If I could afford it, I’d at least replace it with pavers or something I wouldn’t twist an ankle on. Replacing it with grass would mean rearranging the sprinkler system. Xeriscaping is encouraged here, which is nice. I love the grasses.

... and that's my two cents