Lawn rules for Level 2 water restrictions

Lawn rules for Level 2 water restrictions

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a hot summer, with no forecast for significant rain.

Therefore, Level 2 water restrictions will apply to everyone in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra from December 10,  2019. 

The good news is that you can still water newly installed lawn for the recommended period as well as your established lawn.

Below is Sydney Water’s recommendation for watering new lawn:

You can water new lawn using:

A hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle for up to four weeks from the delivery date, following the watering plan below. This applies to areas of any size.

Sprinklers and watering systems for up to four weeks from the delivery date, following the watering plan below. This only applies if you have a continuous area of new turf larger than 30m2.

***Please keep the delivery docket showing the delivery date in case one of Sydney Water’s Community Water Officers asks for ‘proof of purchase’.

Watering plan for new turf:

Week 1:  Water up to three times a day, for a maximum of 30 minutes each session, at any time of day.

Week 2 and 3: Water up to two times a day, for a maximum of 15 minutes each session. You can only water before 10am and after 4pm.

Week 4: Water before 10am and after 4pm, for a maximum of 30 minutes, on no more than three days during that week.

After week 4: You can only water your lawn following the water restrictions. This means you can water before 10am and after 4pm with a bucket or watering can, or with a smart irrigation or drip irrigation system for a maximum of 15 minutes.

What you can’t do:

× Use a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, sprinkler or soaker hose after the four-week watering plan, unless you have an exemption permit from Sydney Water.

× Water the area around new turf or allow water to run-off onto hard surfaces.

We recommend Zoysia grasses as a great water-efficient option for NSW yards.

To get more Empire Zoysia pricing info, visit our Empire Zoysia info page and get 3 quotes from your local Empire growers today.

Or to get more Nara Native Zoysia pricing info, visit our Nara Native Zoysia info page and get 3 quotes from your local growers today.

Water Plan For Established lawn

The recommendation is to water no more than once a week.  

Find out more about maintaining your lawn during water restrictions here:



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