Wednesday October 18, 2017
Gardening & OUTDOOR LIVING Watering restrictions have begun …yes really! Q: How do you know when garden watering restrictions take effect in Wellington, Lower Hutt and Porirua? A: It’s raining. Well, it’s not quite that bad, but yes garden watering restrictions in these cities came into effect with daylight saving (September 24). They’ll be in place until the end of daylight saving (April 2018), unless we have an awesomely long hot summer and have to keep them in place for a bit longer. The restrictions allow the use of one unattended garden watering system or sprinkler, between the hours of 6-8am and 7-9pm, on odd dates of the month (if you live at an odd-numbered street address) or even dates
of the month (if you live at an even-numbered street address). A Wellington Water spokesperson says they advertise that the restrictions have kicked off, so that people know to do the right thing once the weather warms up “hopefully soon” and then they will increase the advertising to help us manage our summer water demand. Keep an eye out for tips on how to be water-wise over summer. Here’s one for starters: check soil moisture levels by digging down about 10cm below the surface. If the soil is moist, you don’t need to water. Visit wellingtonwater.co.nz for water conservation tips and to find out more about garden watering restrictions.
Bark Ltd – your tree specialists We believe, working in partnership with our clients, combined with a ‘can do’ attitude, delivers results that everyone can be proud of. The services our talented arborists offer are comprehensive. They can
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Adding extra space adds value to your home The days are getting longer so this is a great time to go ahead with those plans to add to outdoors storage space or that extra accommodation! If you need that extra space, Ideal Buildings are the people to contact to make that happen. Ideal Buildings pride themselves on
delivering quality solutions for your new garage, sleepout, cottage, carport or garden shed. Whether you choose from their existing plans or simply use them as an inspiration for your own design, the team will be with you every step of the way to bring your new build
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Wainuiomata News 18-10-17