Water grass without water box hedging

Water grass without water box hedging

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jinkster

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2,094 posts

123 months

Friday 18th June
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We have a small garden that is surrounded by box hedging which cannot be watered for fear of box blight. Is there a good sprinkler system on the market that will water the grass and not the hedge that borders between grass and soil. The garden is slightly wavy hence my predicament.

Thanks.

pquinn

2,182 posts

13 months

Friday 18th June
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jinkster said:
We have a small garden that is surrounded by box hedging which cannot be watered for fear of box blight.
Wait a bit, the caterpillars will arrive and eat it all and your problem will solve itself.


jinkster

Original Poster:

2,094 posts

123 months

Friday 18th June
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pquinn said:
jinkster said:
We have a small garden that is surrounded by box hedging which cannot be watered for fear of box blight.
Wait a bit, the caterpillars will arrive and eat it all and your problem will solve itself.
Let us hope not !

Simpo Two

75,680 posts

232 months

Friday 18th June
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Trickle irrigation is precise but not much use for lawns.

I'd say no, because any sprinkler system can be deflected by the wind.

Is there a fungicide for box blight?

TheRainMaker

4,863 posts

209 months

Friday 18th June
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Put some pop up sprinklers in, you will need a pump and a water store for them though.

LocoBlade

6,211 posts

223 months

Saturday 19th June
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If it's a small garden can't you just do it with the hose? Once mature grass doesn't need watering more than one a week or so even in the height of summer.

MonkeyMatt

6,373 posts

174 months

Saturday 19th June
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I'd start planning a new hedge if its box

TimmyMallett

1,507 posts

79 months

Saturday 19th June
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I've grown several box, standard and dwarf. Although I've never been hit by blight I have been careful so I've used a soaker hose to water in when new, it keeps water off the leaves. Also make sure you disinfect shears and specially if moving in between hedges.

Pumpkinz

111 posts

45 months

Saturday 19th June
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'Lawn' grass is a collection of perennial grasses which are supposed to have the top growth die back in hot weather. Why are you wanting to water it? Solve that conundrum and your problem goes away... Work with nature, don't try to fight it seeking an impossible ideal...

Simpo Two

75,680 posts

232 months

Saturday 19th June
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Pumpkinz said:
'Lawn' grass is a collection of perennial grasses which are supposed to have the top growth die back in hot weather. Why are you wanting to water it?
Because he likes it green, would be my bet.

iphonedyou

8,021 posts

124 months

Saturday 19th June
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Simpo Two said:
Because he likes it green, would be my bet.
Yeah... didn't seem like rocket science to me either.