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vailpass
03-05-2008, 02:37 PM
I just paid my yearly irrigation bill of $132.24. For this fee I will receive 3 hours and 45 minutes of irrigation water in my yard on a bi-weekly basis through the brutal Phoenix spring and summer months.

Without irrigation my fuit and nut trees as well as my grass would be as dead as old dad's hat within the first week of summer.

Seems kinda' weird to pay for the equivalent of rain. Anybody else irrigate?

Bacon Cheeseburger
03-05-2008, 02:45 PM
You actually have a lawn there? The only place I recall seeing grass there is one patch in a median as I was leaving the airport and on the golf courses.

El Jefe
03-05-2008, 02:46 PM
Nope here in Ohio we get plenty of rain, too bad I can't give you some of the extra that we recieve.

Amnorix
03-05-2008, 02:50 PM
Paid to have an irrigation system put in, a well drilled, and now I pay annually to have the system started up and shut down. It still amazes me how much I've spent/spend to have green grass. Oy. :rolleyes:

chagrin
03-05-2008, 02:53 PM
that's what you get for living in a desert where they steal water from everyone else :p

Frazod
03-05-2008, 02:55 PM
My cousin lives in Grand Junction and has a similar arrangement.

Ari Chi3fs
03-05-2008, 03:05 PM
I would say, piss on green grass. In fact, I have soo many trees in my yard, the sun doesn't even really GET to my grass anyway. Sp. what I avoid in mowing, I more than make up for it, with leaf raking.

vailpass
03-05-2008, 03:19 PM
You actually have a lawn there? The only place I recall seeing grass there is one patch in a median as I was leaving the airport and on the golf courses.

:thumb:Yep, you hit it on the head. I live in an old section of town where there are still lawns. Most houses in this godforsaken desert have dirt or gravel instead of lawns. Some of them even paint the gravel green, can you believe it?

I refuse to let my boys grow up without a lawn to play on. We have an acre of grass with orange, grapefruit, peach, pomegranite, and pecan trees.
It all goes underwater twice a month.

Rooster
03-05-2008, 03:23 PM
LOL... Rain?!? Is that what you crazy kids are calling it these days? :skip:

mikeyis4dcats.
03-05-2008, 03:30 PM
well, technically I'm doing the same thing anytime I water my lawn, so yeah.

kc rush
03-05-2008, 03:33 PM
I thought that this was going to be another Pacman Jones thread. I'm so disapointed.

Rexx
03-05-2008, 03:48 PM
It may cost more up front, but you could always go with synthetic lawn. Ton of companies doing it in PHX.

evolve27
03-05-2008, 03:51 PM
I thought that this was going to be another Pacman Jones thread. I'm so disapointed.

Heh, nice one.

Buehler445
03-05-2008, 07:50 PM
My dad irrigates some of his crops, and it costs about that a day.

Iowanian
03-05-2008, 08:04 PM
You live in the desert....you might try "Adapting".

MIAdragon
03-05-2008, 08:08 PM
be thankful for that you have water to pay for, my brother-in-law’s entire town in northern <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:country-region w:st="on"><ST1:pAustralia</ST1:place </st1:country-region>closed down due to lack of water. <O:p></O:p>

Spott
03-05-2008, 08:58 PM
When I lived out there a lot of the newer subdivisions had rock yards. Our whole neighborhood had rock yards and mowing consisted of walking around the yard with a spray bottle of weed killer ever couple of weeks.