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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 …

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Saving From A Rainy Day

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Here in Frisco, we enjoy having the finer things in life; nice places to eat and shop, green roads and neighborhoods, beautiful homes and landscaping, elegant living all around.  But we also like to be environmentally friendly and cost savvy.  One perfect solution to achieving all of these goals is to harvest rainwater for supplemental irrigation. Rainwater is great for …

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Design Your Outdoor Space

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For many of us, warmer weather gets us thinking about spending more time outdoors, specifically in that wonderful extension of our homes; our yards!  Unfortunately, the sad reality is that we get outside and are disappointed by what we see and frustrated about how to fix it.  Well rest easy, because WaterWise is here to help! This Saturday from 8 …

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Water Efficient Landscape Design

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Have you ever wanted to incorporate a fire pit or outdoor seating area into your yard, but didn’t know how to achieve the look you want while still being waterwise? Come to the Water Efficient Landscape Design workshop and discover ways to transform your lawn into a beautiful water-efficient landscape from Texas A&M AgriLife Water University expert, Daniel Cunningham. Register …

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Keep Your Roots Covered!

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It is spring time here in Frisco! We’re starting to see trees, plants, and grasses wake up from their winter slumber and turn the world green. It’s amazing what natural rainfall can accomplish! But when the dog-days of summer hit, and you start to see your water bill creep up from irrigation, you’ll want another solution to make the moisture …

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How Low Should You Go?

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It’s spring time in North Texas and many of you are sending in the question, should I scalp my lawn?  For those of you who are new to the area and haven’t heard of this term before, “scalping” is the process of setting your lawn mower blade as low as it will go, and taking off most of the top …

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Drip, Drip, Drop

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On Monday, March 13, 2017, the Frisco City Council proclaimed March 20-26, 2017 Fix-a-Leak Week.  This proclamation confirms Frisco’s continued partnership with the EPA to raise awareness about water loss in the US due to small household leaks.  While small household leaks may seem insignificant, they can really add up; last year alone, those leaks amounted to more than 1 …

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Plants That Thrive, Rain or Shine

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Here in Frisco, 65% of our water consumption is for residential use, and 65% of that is used for irrigation.  That’s a lot of paid-for water going to your landscape!  That’s why we here at WaterWise promote the use of native and adaptive plants for your yard. Native and adaptive plants are plants that can survive on very little water …

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Spring Forward

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It’s time to “Spring Forward”! Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 12th. During Daylight Saving Time, no watering is allowed between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Watering outside these hours helps to reduce evaporation from sprinklers as temperatures warm up in spring and summer. Be sure to adjust your sprinkler controller for the time-of-day restrictions in preparation for Daylight Saving Time. Need help …

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Wildlife & Wetlands Friday, March 10, 2017

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One of the major components to any water conservation program is understanding where water comes from and the role that it plays in our lives.  Frisco is a member city of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD).  While our primary source of water is Lake Lavon, we actually draw water from a variety of sources, including a wetland.  As …