Drowning in a Drought in Bryan College Station Texas

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Drowning in a Drought in Bryan College Station Texas

Drive through many neighborhoods in Bryan/College Station from Pebble Creek to Castlegate to the Historic District, in the middle of the afternoon and you will see water in the street due to someone overwatering their lawn. With drought conditions in full force in Bryan/College Station it is more important than ever that we water our lawns correctly. It has been shown that the average homeowner over waters their lawn 20 to 40% due to improper watering techniques. This equates to a lot of wasted water and money.

Below are 5 easy to follow tips that you may want to keep in mind.

  1. Water in the morning. It has been shown that water evaporates 4 to 8 times faster in the hot afternoons than it does in the cool mornings.
  1. Water longer and less frequently. Water approximately 1.5 – 2 inches once a week to promote deeper root growth. The way to determine the dispersion rate of your sprinklers is to set coffee cans around your yard and measure how much water has collected in a set time
  2. Do not collect your grass clippings. Leaving the grass clippings helps your lawn retain moisture.
  3. Use mulch in your flower beds. This helps the beds retain moisture as well as prevent weed growth.
  4. Make sure that your sprinkler heads are in proper working order and are aligned correctly so that you’re not watering the street.

By adopting wise watering practices you can have a beautiful lawn, conserve water, save money and protect Brazos Valley Water at the same time.

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