Watering restrictions apply to all county residents, including those living in cities.
Watering is not allowed between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
During Eastern Standard Time:
- Residential irrigation is limited to 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. Saturdays for odd-numbered addresses and Sundays for even-numbered addresses.
- Businesses may irrigate from 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesdays.
During Daylight Saving Time:
- Residential irrigation is allowed at odd-numbered addresses from 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays and even-number addresses Thursdays and Sundays.
- Business may irrigate from 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.
Daylight Saving Time begins the second Sunday in March and ends the first Sunday in November.
Irrigation is limited to no more than one hour and three-quarters inch of water per zone per irrigation day. A typical yard has four irrigation zones.
Restrictions apply to all water sources, including private wells, surface water, and water from public and private utilities, except for reclaimed water (see your reclaimed water provider for any restrictions.)
New plantings may be watered any time for 30 days, then every other day for another 30 days. Keep the store receipt for proof of purchase.
Hand watering is allowed any time with an automatic shutoff on the hose.
Watering of chemicals is allowed any time within 24 hours of application and may not exceed a quarter-inch of water.
Automatic landscape irrigation systems, regardless of the date of installation, must be equipped with functional rain-sensing devices or soil-moisture sensors.
LANDSCAPING CONSIDERATION CHECKLIST:
Asking yourself the following questions will help you determine an initial vision for your landscape project. When you’re ready, contact us to discuss your project. Not sure about some of the questions? That’s fine! We are here to offer our expertise and guide you to that perfect outdoor space.
- Do you have children or pets that would require a sizable lawn? Or, do your outdoor activities require large, open lawn spaces? Do you enjoy mowing a lawn?
- How much time would you like to spend on garden maintenance? Is this a form of relaxation, or just another “chore” you’d rather not add to an already full list?
- Are you interested in plants for their beauty of form and texture? Do you enjoy a garden full of flowers? Do you have favorite plants? Do you have any plants you dislike?
- Do you enjoy bird watching and want to attract butterflies (and bees) to your garden? Do you have a significant deer population nearby?
Would you like herbs and edible plants integrated into your landscape? Do you want to grow your own vegetables and fruits?
- Do you prefer an open, uncluttered feel to your garden, or do you like a full, almost crowded, look? Are you eclectic, or do you prefer symmetry and balance?
- Are you interested in creating a landscape you can escape into, to help reduce your daily stresses, and help you appreciate how wonderful nature really is?
- Or, are you interested in looking at your garden out the window of your home?
- Do you now, or would you, like to entertain outdoors? If so, how many people would you estimate your outdoor living area should accommodate? Would you want to have an outdoor kitchen or fire pit (fireplace)?
- Are you interested in irrigating your landscape using an automatic system? Would you like to recycle your storm water runoff as a source of irrigation water?
- Are you interested in using water (pond, stream, waterfall, or fountain) in your landscape?
- Do you want accent or security lighting in your landscape?
- How long do you plan to live in your current home?
- Are you landscaping for return on your investment at the time of sale?
- How much do you have budgeted for your landscaping?
- Will you be implementing your project over several years or undertaking the entire plan at once?
Debbie Kreinest, LCAM
Sheila Beaulieu, ShopOne Centers REIT, Inc.