Village Notice on Water Usage

Nobleford is now drawing out of the canal and making progress in refilling the reservoir.

The Town of Nobleford has indicated that it is now okay to water your gardens and grass but to do so early in the mornings or later in the day to avoid evaporation.

How much water does my lawn need?

Apply no more than 2.5 cm (1 inch) of water per week. Too much watering can lead to poor growing conditions and disease.

What is the best time to water my lawn?

Early morning is the ideal time for watering. This minimizes water lost through evaporation and wind. Watering in the evening leaves the grass wet longer, increasing the risk of disease.

Grass growing near large trees may need to be watered more frequently because the tree roots absorb much of the soil’s water.

Water only when your lawn needs it rather than on a set schedule. Rain fall reduces the need to water.

A healthy lawn can survive several weeks in a dormant state.

In long hot dry periods, a lawn may wilt, turn brown and become dormant. Common grass varieties like Kentucky bluegrass and fine fescues will turn green again when moisture returns.

Other Water Saving Tips

Position sprinkler to only water desired areas to avoid watering roads, sidewalks or driveways. Use a sprinkler that expels water close to
the ground to minimize water displacement by strong winds.

The Village of Barons is requesting that residences and businesses continue to be cognizant of their water usage.

Thank you for your attention.