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Be Cool

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The dog days of summer are upon us, Frisco!  As the temperatures soar, we all start to look for ways to cool off and here at WaterWise, we’d like to help with the following tips: Avoid being outside during “peak heat”; from roughly 10:00am to 3:00pm. Water, water, water – stay hydrated as the Texas Heat will sneak up on …

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Color Your World!

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Let’s face it Frisco, while our city’s logo may be red, we love green! What color do we want our grass to be? Green! What color do we want our trees to be? Green! But every once in a while, we should spice things up with other colors too! One easy way to introduce color without disrupting your lawn and …

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A Hummingbird Oasis

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Hummingbirds, specifically the ruby-throated variety, are a pleasure to watch in North Texas gardens.  But if you want them to visit your garden, you need to plant the right type of native and adaptive plants to attract their attention. Hummingbirds begin to arrive in our region in late March from their spring migration and will stay around until the fall when they …

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Afraid of the Dark?

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For many people, the thought of running their sprinklers in the evening sends chills down their spines and causes them to break out in a cold sweat.  The cause of this reaction?  The fear of fungus! Fungus is caused by extended periods of damp conditions.  Watering in the morning can prevent fungal growth as it gives the sun a chance …

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How Long? | WaterWise

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Here at WaterWise, one of the most common questions we get is: How long should I run my system to equal the amount of water you recommend?  This is a great question!  We just wish there was a straight forward answer to give, because the truth is, it’s complicated. Depending on the type of sprinkler heads you have (spray, full …

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Recycling / Trash Service ‘Billing Change’ Letter Sent In Error; Customers Should Continue To Submit Service Payments To City Of Frisco

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(May 28, 2017) All Frisco utility customers should continue to submit payments for recycling and trash collection services to the City of Frisco.  A letter advising otherwise, issued by the city’s service contractor this weekend, was sent in error. “Frisco utility customers have been and will continue to be billed directly from the City of Frisco for recycling and trash …

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Livin’ on a Prairie

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Frisco sits in ecoregion 4, the Blackland Prairies.  This means that we have heavy clay soil that is extremely fertile, and notoriously difficult to water properly.   Part of the reason for this is that clay is slow to absorb water. Once the clay has water, it likes to hold onto water; once it dries, it shrinks and cracks.  The trick …

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Made in the Shade!

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One of the nice things about living in Frisco is the abundance of trees and all of the shade they provide.  Who doesn’t love finding a cool, shady spot to relax in and watch the world go by?  But the thing we love about trees is also the thing that drives us crazy: the shade!  Grass just won’t grow in …

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Barrels of Fun!

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Frisco WaterWise would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s rain barrel sale & distribution!  Thanks to your efforts, we placed 157 barrels this year alone! Distribution day took place on Saturday, April 22.  Girl Scout Troop 7399 arrived early in the morning and cheerfully helped with distribution – despite the cold and wet conditions!  We had a steady …

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Spring is in the Air

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As we move back into our region’s active growing season, help Frisco be WaterWise by following a few tips for a beautiful lawn that saves water and money. Follow Frisco’s watering recommendations. Don’t just turn on your sprinkler and set it to operate arbitrarily once a week – water with the weather! Help us save water by watering only when …