We are only allowed to water with a reticulation system twice a week so I do a near full water twice a week.
However a few of my plants, including the vegetables, herbs and a few of my previous succulents
I will water every few days and when the temperature gets above the 30's I would do my vegetables every day.
Lawn etc is therefore done twice a week which is sufficient.
I have only one plant, and I'm waiting for it to sprout. It's lavender :) According to the instructions, I'm to water it three times a day. I have the blackest thumb ever, so I'm pretty hopeful for this little guy.
Oh wow, biggest typo ever, I'm actually to water the lavender once every three days! And Rice, thanks, I hope this guy lives. I really want to try scrubbing some of this black off my thumb, maybe there is a little green underneath. I want to eventually grow some of my own food.
I bought something called an eco-cube. It's a small wooden planter box with lavender seeds and fertilizer inside. After the lavender has sprouted I can plant the whole box in a pot. The wooden planter decomposes in time. Pretty neat idea.
When they need it. We have had so much rain in Victoria that watering the garden is the least of my worries. Everything is growing like crazy. I put out lawn seed and fertilizer and the garden is saying " thank you very much !" So when the rain finally stops, I'll think about watering the garden on a regular basis.
Living in the Tropics,I have never had any problems in the past with keeping my beloved plants happily watered.But recently we have been put on a shockingly restrictive watering regime.One hour,morning and night,between 6 and 7,on only two days each week!!! This is hand-held hosing.I am also allowed to use my watering can at any time so I waste not a drop of my grey water!!! It is good to know that the council and big businesses around the city are also keeping to these limitations during this drought. Sad to see everywhere so brown,but at least there is no waste going on. I grew up in Victoria during which time we had a very severe drought in the late 60's. The allowance was a bathtub filled with water per household each day.This had to suffice for all our water requirements. I have NEVER forgotten that time,and even years later when there was never a water issue here in the tropics,I still never left the tap running while cleaning my teeth!!I get so antsy when I see others be so wasteful with our precious water!!! Even more so now that we have so little of the stuff here, which is very strange for us indeed!!! I adore my plants and just about all of them are in tubs,so I am able to move them out of the very hot drying effects of the sun,if I need to.I also find them easier to keep moist in the tubs,as the water I give them,goes exactly where I want it to go.There are good wetting agents available too which can be mixed into the soil and this also helps immensely. I do my two daily allowances of watering each week,PLUS watering cans when things look dry enough to make my plants beg me for a drink!! I do not bother about the council nature strip outside the fence at all.In fact I just keep a small area of the grass green for my beloved dogs to enjoy lying on to keep cool. The rest of the grass is not my priority when I have so little water and time allotted in which to use it any more! Fortunately most of my plants are well adapted to the climate and they are surviving nicely at the moment. Let's hope that we finally get a decent Wet Season after 3 failed ones!
Not often enough. I don't enjoy watering and I have a fairly big yard. I tend to go through phases where I get very dilligent , then life gets in the way and I turn around and my plants look so bad I don't want to look and I am consumed by guilt.
Usually every day becausd of heat and wind. Orchids probably every 2nd day. Veggies on a need to basis and ferns, etc. under the carport almost every day as well as we have a huge water storage tank to do the front gardens.
My lawn is watered every time I wash the clothes, and that would be every 2 days, because we have a hose in the pipe that connects to the washer, then instead of the water going down the drain it is recycled on to the grass and trees.