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View Poll Results: Do you think watering plants is wasteful???????????????
Nay: you have more plant options 11 61.11%
Yea: it's wasteful, gardens should be xeroscape 2 11.11%
Yea: it is wasteful only when there is a drought 5 27.78%
Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-02-2008, 06:56 PM
 
Location: hopefully NYC one day :D
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Do you think watering plants (I'm not talking about grass) is wasteful in that it takes from wildlife habitats or people who need it for drinking?
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Yeah, I think its a waste.
There is no getting around it.
Everyone waters plants to some degree, they are nice don't get me wrong.
but a waste? yes, very much so.
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Houston
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it's very annoying to see those automatic sprinkler systems watering lawns when it just rained, about to rain or is currently raining.
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:58 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Yeah espeacialy in southern California were water is very limited and champagnes and advertisments or prompting us to conserve water.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:01 PM
 
Location: hopefully NYC one day :D
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ok, well I am not worried as much about lawns as I am this kind of stuff:

My pic


Not my pic. No earthly idea whose it is.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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^^^ is that San Francisco in that picture.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:31 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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thats why in some of the cities in the Southwest they only put in native plants and have a drip system hooked up that way there is no maintence and no watering.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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I live in a former hardcore drought state, New Mexico.. still in a drought but the rain storms of 2006-2007 have dropped it from 100 years to 20 years, i belive you should water your plants no more than 2-3 times a week.. in albuquerque if you use more than a specific amount of water or if you are cought wasting water you will be fined big time.. i'm in favor of this for many reasons, because.. in engages the local citizens to cut back and save water for the city's future..unlike other southwestern boom cities.. i used to water my grass 5 times a week at one point until i finally realized how insane i was, because watering it 3-2 times a week was even better not only for me but i bet it saved up a bunch of water for the city as well. So CONSERVE and help out! but if you live in an area where water isnt a major concern, then water on!
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:02 PM
 
Location: hopefully NYC one day :D
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^^^ is that San Francisco in that picture.
1st pic in NY, second is Chicago.
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