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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 …

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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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Readfield Meats, Inc. Recalls Beef Trimming Products

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Due To Possible Adulteration WASHINGTON, May 27, 2017 – Readfield Meats, Inc., doing business as Ruffino Meats & Food Service, a Bryan, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 45,985 pounds of beef trimming products due to possible adulteration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product labels include “For Cooking Only,” indicating that they …

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Medical City Frisco Opens Expanded Emergency Department

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Community Invited to Rescheduled Family-Friendly Event on June 3rd   FRISCO – Medical City Frisco is celebrating its recent emergency department expansion by hosting a community family event on Saturday, June 3 from 5-7 p.m., at the north side of Medical City Frisco, 5500 Frisco Square Boulevard, in the Emergency Room parking lot. This event is free and open to …