Can I hand water my garden?

Although there are restrictions in place for irrigation use, hand watering is allowed. This means you can use a watering can or hand-held hose (as long as the hose only has 1 outlet) on any day of the week. Although times aren’t regulated, we strongly recommend to hand water before 9am or after 6pm. 

Using a hose without a nozzle is an inefficient way to water your garden. The water flows too quickly, soil can’t absorb lots of water in a short space of time and this creates runoff, which wastes water and removes topsoil.

Using a watering can is more water efficient as you can target specific plants that need more water than others do. Watering this way helps you avoid over watering.