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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 …

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Smarty Pants

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Here in Frisco, our residents love things that will make their lives more convenient, especially technology.  Luckily, there are many controllers that are ET or Wi-Fi based and app compatible.  One of the drawbacks to all of this technology, however, is that most of these devices are designed to make a schedule for watering based on the settings the owner …

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Smart Irrigation

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Smart Irrigation begins and ends with homeowner education.  There is no substitute for the well-informed homeowner.  The latest and greatest gadgets are tools to help a homeowner save money and water, and like all tools, you’ve got to know how to use them. Here is an example of a common mistake that our irrigators see at almost every job: over-watering. …

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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 …