Water restrictions probably haven’t been top of mind for most Lynn Valleyites, seeing as Mother Nature has been abundantly generous with water herself. But now that sunny weather is upon us, here’s a reminder of our water-conservation responsibilities. Phase One lawn sprinkling restrictions are currently in force:
Lawn sprinkling are restricted to three periods a week, mornings only. Outdoor sprinkling of lawns, using hose-connected or automatic in-ground sprinklers, will be permitted only as follows:
Even-numbered addresses – Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings (4 – 9 am)
Odd-numbered addresses – Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings (4 – 9 am)
Even numbered addresses – Monday and Wednesday mornings (1 – 6 am)
Odd numbered addresses – Tuesday and Thursday mornings (1 – 6 am)
All non-residential addresses – Friday mornings (4 – 9 am)
Lawns that are allowed to turn brown will rapidly green up again once the rain comes, so don’t worry when your grass starts to dry out. The days of admiring someone’s lush green lawn in the midst of desert-like weather are over – you’re now more likely to get the “side eye” from passers-by!
Many of you popped by our office or saw us at Lynn Valley Day to pick up a LVLife frisbee. As noted in this article, a frisbee can provide more than just some summer exercise – you can use it to gauge how much water your lawn needs for a good, once-weekly wetting. Just flip it on its back, and when the frisbee is full, you’ll know that’s how long it takes for a adequate watering that reaches down beyond the roots.
If you have applied nematodes to your lawn to control chafer beetles, or have planted a new lawn, you may purchase a sprinkling permit that is less restricted. For details on that and other water-conservation details, click on this District of North Van info page.