Originally Posted by yesimapirate
I would also like to note that I have a green lawn. It's watered once a week at 2am with 6 minutes per zone in the areas that I cannot reach with my swamp cooler's drainage hose. Is that minimal enough? Perhaps not in some people's eyes, but it's what I feel is right in order keep the value of my house. And it's keeps the wife happy.
That is a great way to water your lawn. Most people way over water, and then the grass turns brown and they think they need to water more because, well, the grass is brown. The truth is that your grass will be healthier if you wait to water until it's completely dry- makes the roots dig deeper. When you water too much your roots won't go deep, they'll only access the water that's easy for them to get to. This actually applies to most plants.
Your pot point is good too... but I do wonder...
I might use one gallon of water between three mature plants every two or three days. Some people might water theirs more, but I find that's all mine need.
I like the idea of applying some of the pot taxes to water issues.
Sorry for my shitty Front Range comments. In my defense, I didn't really single you guys out, I also criticize my own town and its excessive golf courses... we have like 6... Fuckin golfers.