This summer we may have received a little relief from the heat with a few good rains, but drought in North Texas is still here. Many cities in North Texas are still under “Severe” or “Extreme” drought conditions (U.S. Drought Monitor) and therefore have implemented twice a week watering restrictions. With more and more people moving to the region every year, it is increasingly important to conserve the water we have.
While twice a week is the restriction limit, if you water correctly, you may not even need to water that much. By only watering when your lawn needs it, and watering deeply when you do, you will help build strong, deep roots that are able to support the plant even in drought conditions. Check out our watering section for more information about proper watering technique. Also, browse our plant database to find plants, shrubs, and trees that once established will require little to no supplemental watering at all.
Here are a few additional resources:
Dallas Water Reservoir levels: http://188.8.131.52/lakelevels/
U.S. Drought Monitor: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?TX
http://www.savetarrantwater.com and http://savedallaswater.com provide information about saving water around your home.
http://www.watermyyard.org is a great resource to help remind you when to water based on local rainfall and temperatures.