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It’s Not Easy Being Dormant

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Living in Texas, it is easy to suppose the world should be green year round, but we all know that winter hits Frisco too. Letting your grass and gardens go dormant in the fall and winter is one sure fire way to conserve water and respect our environment. But that doesn’t mean you should go dormant too! Winter is the …

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Be Smarter About Water In 2017!

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As we move into a new year, let us remember what makes us great here in Frisco, and encourage old and new residents alike to be WaterWise in 2017! Water is a precious resource here in Texas.  We cycle in and out of drought, and learning how to better manage water while out of drought, means that we will be more likely to …

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Solution for a Resolution!

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A new year brings many changes into our lives, and the City of Frisco is no different! Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Do you have interest in preserving our natural resources, or how you can be a better steward of our water supply? Well, look no further! Make one of your 2017 resolutions …

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Oh Christmas Tree, How Do I Dispose of Thee?

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We have “decked the halls” with garland, mistletoe, and Christmas trees, but what’s the best thing to do when it’s time to take them down? Over the next couple of weeks, you will be contemplating when to take down your tree, or other “living” decorations. Let Frisco help you make that decision, by picking up your tree for recycling through …

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‘Tis the Season for Water Conservation

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The holiday season is here, which welcomes friends and family to visit from out of town. Not only should we take into consideration the additional amount of food needed for our guests, but also the amount of extra water they will use. The holiday season is the perfect time to give your houseguests a present – provide them with the …

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You’re skating on thin ice without a rain and freeze sensor!

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Combining sprinkler systems and freezing rain is a recipe for disaster. Icy conditions on sidewalks and streets could potentially cause hazards for yourself, as well as your neighbors. As defined by Frisco’s Water Management Plan, outdoor watering in temperatures colder than 40 degrees Fahrenheit is prohibited in Frisco. Most plants and grasses are going dormant and do not benefit from additional …

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Reminder About Winter Sewer Averaging

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The infrastructure that brings water to and from your home is truly a feat of human engineering. Water we use indoors (from the sinks, showers, toilets, or dishwashers) is carried away from our homes via our sewer system – a 686 mile network of underground pipeline designed to carry wastewater to one of two different wastewater treatment plants in Frisco. From …

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Cease the Grease

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During the holiday season, Texas kitchens are busy places. All of the delicious family festivities often result in a large amount of leftover fats, oils, and grease. This waste, commonly referred to as FOG, may be liquid and easy to pour while it is hot, but as these substances cool, they harden and solidify along the inside of plumbing pipes. …

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Fall Preparations

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Fall is upon us! As temperatures drop and garden perennials start their transition into dormancy, help your landscape maximize the benefit from this quiet period with a few preparations for your garden’s “hibernation.” Cover your soil. Autumn is a great time to get your soil ready for the next year’s planting and winterize your home and landscape. Bare exposed soil is more …

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Is Your Landscape Working Overtime?

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You may have the most well-manicured yard on the block, but if maintenance or lack of functionality prevents you from enjoying its use, then your landscape isn’t meeting its full potential. Historically, garden planning was focused on decoration and ornamentation, but modern landscape architects are increasingly seeking to incorporate both beauty and function into their design. Make your garden work …