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Just Say No to Overseeding

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We often have milder temperatures throughout the winters here in north Texas.  As a result, some folks want to see their lawns green year-round. To accomplish this, they over-seed their lawns with cool season grasses such as fescue or rye; this process, however, starts a never-ending cycle that can be harmful for lawns and wallets. Over-seeding results in higher water …

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A Flavorful Fall

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Fall is a great time to begin an indoor herb garden.  By planting now, these herbs will be ready for harvesting just in time to garnish your meals throughout fall & winter seasons. To begin, start paying attention to the sunlight in your home.  Herbs will need about 6 hours of sunlight per day.  Usually, a southern exposure is the best choice, …

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Time to Recharge

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It may be difficult to believe that Fall has already arrived! Nevertheless we can officially say we are enjoying the Autumnal Season.  With warm temperatures filling our days, it is difficult to stand by and watch as our lawns start to go dormant and blond, but this is normal and healthy for your yard. Winter dormancy allows nature to recharge: …

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Tree Time

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Fall is a great time to plant trees, and here in Frisco, we love our trees! They provide beauty for the eye, shade for the body, and a break from the wind. But be careful when selecting your tree as some are better suited for our area than others, and some better fit our spaces. Before you plant, plan ahead. …

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A Royal Visit

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One of the benefits of living in Texas is that we get to experience a wide variety of migratory wildlife, including butterflies! But did you know that some plants are better than others when it comes to attracting those butterflies to your yard?  These native plants have the added benefit of being low maintenance and using little water. Plants such as …

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Catch & Release

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Wrapping up our series for National Water Quality Month, we’d like to discuss stormwater retention zones which are invaluable for urban areas that are covered with impervious surfaces such as roads, parking lots, and buildings. When rainfall cannot infiltrate the soil, it becomes runoff and heads for storm drains, creeks, and streams. The larger the city, the more runoff it experiences. This …

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Taking Care of Business

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Continuing with our series on National Water Quality month, this week WaterWise would like to discuss the impact of your favorite, furry, four-legged friend on our water supply. Here in Frisco, we know our residents love their dogs because we have a dog population of approximately 40,000!  And each dog, every day, has to perform its business. On average, one dog has …

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Solid as a Rock

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The long, hot, dog days of summer are upon us!  Rain is less frequent and the high temperatures are taking their toll on our landscape.  For many people not familiar with life in North Texas, the sight of their clay soil developing cracks is cause for concern and they start to wonder, “how will this affect my foundation?”  Never fear, …

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Meet Water Patrol: Daisy & Edgar

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Daisy and Edgar are our Water Patrol crew.  They are invaluable at identifying properties of Frisco residents who may need a little education about Frisco’s water conservation program. They would like residents to know that their first watering violation can be waived by scheduling a free sprinkler system check up with our licensed irrigators.

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It’s so Easy

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Smart Irrigation Month continues and this week our irrigators would like you to know that it is possible and easy to convert your traditional sprinkler lines to drip lines. Traditional spray lines are only 70% efficient in ideal circumstances, whereas drip lines are 90% efficient in almost every circumstance.  Conversion to drip lines will save you money and water. This is especially true …