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Old 06-01-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I was thinking on taking a two month vacation. I want to turn the water off in the house.

I have heard the grass can go dormant and not die off. Anybody gone this route for a long vacation?

I am also concerned about tree health. I have five big trees in my yard. Three pines and two green leaf trees. Will two months without water risk their lives?

Thanks!
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:39 PM
 
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I don't know about the grass but the trees will be fine. If they are mature enough the rain water will be plenty for them to live.

What type of grass do you have?
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:41 PM
 
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He will have the dead kind.
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Old 06-01-2009, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
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Steve is correct, sadly your grass will die. Can you hire a friend or neighborhood kid to come over and water and mow for you?
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:43 PM
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when would this be?

you can shut the water off to the water heater - and leave the water on for the grass
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:51 PM
 
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I was hoping to shut off the water to the house to be safe.

It would be Mid june thru the end of July. Not the hottest but near the hottest months.

I was thinking I could put a few sprinklers out. Hire a lawn service to mow. Just have the lawn service move the sprinklers and place them back when done. And have my neighbor turn on the valve.
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, CO
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You can buy a battery opperated sprinkler timer at Home Depot. You can attach up to four hoses, and program four different start times. Then just have a neighbor mow, and replace sprinklers.
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