Conserve Water and Still Have a Beautiful Yard
Water is a precious commodity in North Texas and is limited in supply, but you can have beauty and color in your yard and still conserve water. Here are some tips to reduce water use and keep a beautiful landscape:
- Water during the coolest part of the day - no watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. April 1-October 31.
- Water in multiple short cycles rather than one long cycle to give your soil a chance to absorb the water instead of becoming runoff.
- Make sure your irrigation system is working well and sprinkler heads are directed to best use water and avoid runoff.
- Mow your lawn taller to encourage deeper root growth.
- Water only as needed and adjust for changes in temperature, wind, humidity and rainfall.
- Determine how much you need to water this week with Water My Yard.
Highlights of the Landscape Water Management Plan
- All residential, commercial and common areas will be allowed to water lawns / landscape on the designated watering day and three days later, as needed.
- Irrigation systems with registered and properly programmed and functioning ET controllers shall be exempt from water restriction schedules.
- Golf course greens and active athletic fields are exempt from the water restriction schedules.
- Newly planted landscape is exempt from water restriction schedules for a period of 30 days from the date it was installed. Over-seeding is not exempt.
- Automated lawn / landscape irrigation is prohibited from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 1 to October 31, during precipitation events and during freezing temperatures.
- Water waste during irrigation activities is prohibited.
- Filling lakes or ponds in excess of 500 square feet with treated water is prohibited.