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Once the prospect of drought looms, most of the buying public and some contractors immediately assume the worst and close their wallets.I have 40 years experience of this from both sides of the fence, but I think the water companies and those that control them should understand a few simple facts. Give turf one really good soaking from a hosepipe initially and it can last a long time on this reservoir of water. Leave seed to the effects of nature, but make sure it receives water at the critical time immediately after germination and it too will have good chance of survival. If this was allowed (rather than so-called professional car washing)then with a few judicious watering-can-fulls of water, landscaping could continue and we could all be employed. It is grossly unfair to continuously stop most of the horticultural earning a living. Every time there is a drought we get it in the neck

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