On March 28th the North Texas Municipal Water District Board of Directors approved continuation of Stage 3 landscape watering of once every two weeks for the month of April. The limitation of landscape watering to once every two weeks will continue with subsequent monthly extensions considered by the Board. You can read the full release here.
We all know that Stage 3 restrictions are a pain in the neck. Trying to calculate how long you can water so you don’t get a ticket from the water police is hard. And once you figure that out there’s the little matter of programming your sprinkler system controller so it so it does what you want without getting you in hot water by running too long.
Here are our tips to make sure you are getting the most out of your watering efforts under Stage 3 restrictions.
- Determine how much you need to be watering your lawn (our downloadable water guide is an easy way to learn.)
- Tune up your sprinkler system to make sure it is in top working order.
- Aerate your lawn.
- Consider investing in a drip irrigation system. Currently many North Texas cities don’t restrict watering with this type of system which will help you maximize your watering schedule. You can learn more about this type of system and its many benefits here .
- Invest in a new controller for your sprinkler system. A new, good quality controller will have more flexible watering schedules, allowing you to program multiple starts times and every-two-week schedules.
- Plant a sustainable landscape (which means more drought tolerant plants such as sages and yuccas, along with few plants with more mulch or decomposed granite.)
It appears the North Texas drought is here to stay, and any investment will pay huge dividends. If you have questions on any of these tips, give us a call at 972-495-6990 or email our Founder and President, Ken Hyatt at [email protected]. We’d be happy to answer your questions if you want to do it yourself. Or if you want to save time and have us do it, we’d be happy to give you an estimate on what it would cost.
Below is information from the Village Green Resource Center, helpful links we’ve compiled to benefit our customers. If you have more questions regarding your sprinkler and irrigation system
Village Green Downloadable Resource Guides
- North Texas Municipal Water District
- Water My Yard Program
- Save Dallas Water
- Current Dallas Lake Levels
- Texas Lake Levels