Lawn Care Under Water Restrictions

If you are like most counties here in Texas, there are a few water restrictions that keep you from watering your yard all summer long. As disappointing as it can be to think about your grass withering up in the hot Texas heat – it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here’s a couple quick tips on how to make the most out of your water when under restriction and how to be water wise so that your yard (and your water bill) will be much easier to manage.

1. Prioritize

Certain planting beds or areas of the lawn might require more water than others, so water according to their needs. Check the moisture level of the soil before watering to get a better assessment of where the most critical areas are.  Need help – ? Call us for a landscaping consultation.

Or if you don’t have the tools for checking soil moisture, insert a screwdriver into the soil. If it is easy to insert and remove, that specific spot doesn’t need water.

2. Nighttime

Watering at night will help you make the most out of the time you have available to water. At night, there isn’t as much wind as in the heat of the day, and you are combating the sun for absorption.

Make sure your lawn irrigation system and sprinklers are in top working order – and are aimed towards your yard and aren’t hitting sidewalks or walkways.

3. Aerate/Mow High

Aeration is a necessary part of lawn maintenance because it allows water, fertilizer and air to better penetrate the soil by creating little “pockets” and holes. Once your grass starts growing, mow on the highest setting and leave all lawn clippings mulched into your hard to recycle all moisture.

A few simple steps can help your yard stay healthy during one of the hottest and hardest times to keep it green and bright. Too much work, browse some options for landscaping in Dallas and find what’s right for you.