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Monday, September 5 - Sunday, September 11
The data from Frisco’s weather station recommends no watering needed this week. If you do choose to water, please don’t run your automatic sprinkler system more than one day this week on your regularly scheduled trash collection day. This week is impacted by the NTMWD request to limit outdoor watering.
 
Time-of-day watering guidelines are critical this time of year!
Irrigation controllers should be set to run before 10 a.m., or after 6 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time (DST). Running your sprinklers in the early morning and evening helps minimize water loss due to evaporation.

 

Overseeding is Prohibited in Frisco

Save money and water by letting your lawn go dormant this fall and winter. Overseeding your lawn with cool season grasses, such as rye and fescue, is prohibited in the City of Frisco except for erosion control and public spaces where safety is a concern. (Ordinance 19-04-34 Section 8).
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Dealing with weeds in your lawn and garden this year? Instead of combating the problem with expensive and potentially toxic herbicides, listen to what your weeds are telling you about the health of your landscape.

In reality, weeds are simply plants growing in the “wrong” place. Plants that exhibit aggressive or weedy growth tend to be opportunistic species that are able to thrive in conditions where other species struggle. In fact, the presence of weeds can serve as important warning signs that conditions in your landscape are unbalanced in some way.

Too much (or not enough) water. Plants such as chickweed, dallisgrass, yellow nutsedge often indicate that the moisture content in your soil is too high to maintain healthy turfgrass. Conversely, thistles and sorrel thrive in dry conditions and may appear in areas that are not receiving enough water. We recommend using a soil moisture meter to check the moisture levels for certain.
 
Fertility and nutrient issues: Plants require a variety of nutrients in order to thrive, and in many cases, their requirements can be species-specific. The presence of certain weed species can provide useful information regarding the particular nutrients that may be missing. Clover generally grows in soils with low nitrogen content. Crabgrass tends to prefer soils deficient in calcium. In addition to high moisture levels, chickweed can serve as an indicator for low levels of manganese and potassium.

Soil pH problems: While many plants prefer soil pH conditions that are close to neutral, some thrive when conditions shift one way or the other - and by doing so, can give you hints on how to correct the imbalance. Queen Anne’s lace (wild carrot) and thistles grow in soils that are highly alkaline (soils above the 7.0 pH range). Curly dock and dandelions generally grow in more acidic conditions (with a pH below 7.0). Many home and garden stores offer soil testing kits that can help identify both pH and fertility issues.

Since many seeds are airborne, some weed growth is inevitable. If turning to an herbicide treatment to address a problem, be sure to read the label first! It’s important to keep in mind that herbicides treat only the symptom, and not the overlying problem allowing their growth. Usually the best solution for a weed problem is maintaining a healthy lawn and landscape – which keeps them from taking over in the first place!
You've got questions. Our licensed irrigators have answers. 

This week's question:

Why did I receive a violation for overseeding my yard with rye seed?

Answer: 
The City of Frisco prohibits the planting of cool season grasses, such as Ryegrass during the winter due to the high, and unnecessary, water usage it requires to establish the grasses. Damp soil is required ahead of the application of the seed.  Recommendations for installation and maintaining Ryegrass include watering daily until the seed sprouts, and watering several times a week after that. 

Ryegrass requires a lot of moisture, Winter is a season for saving water, not using it.


- Kyle Poe, Senior Licensed Irrigation Inspector

Want your questions answered? Email us at waterwise@friscotexas.gov.
Residents are asked to continue limiting outdoor water use and follow specific guidance from their local provider regarding the timing and frequency of irrigation.

Help Keep Frisco Beautiful this Fall with out Second Annual Stream Clean!

Litter is by far the most common form of stormwater pollution, but YOU can make a difference! If you’re a Frisco family, organization, business, community, or someone who cares: join us for Stream Clean on October 15. Cleanup is from 9-11 a.m.
 
*Volunteers receive a FREE t-shirt, while supplies last!*
FREE Irrigation Sprinkler Checkups - Watch for changes coming later this year!
Conserve water and save money! Frisco's licensed irrigators offer free inspections to residents. Please be aware that our free Sprinkler Checkup program is extremely popular and there is currently a wait list going through September. 

Use the myFrisco app or call 972-292-5800 to schedule your appointment.
GPCD: Frisco's Water Statistics
The average daily water usage per person in Frisco is known as the GPCD. Calculations are obtained by dividing the total number of gallons used in Frisco by our city's population.

This week in Frisco, the GPCD was 190.
Last week, the GPCD was 189.
2022 Water Quality Report
Frisco water meets with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and exceeds all state and federal drinking water standards. Learn more by reviewing the Superior Rating. The City of Frisco is proud to let its customers know they receive safe, high-quality drinking water. Frisco’s water system has an Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.
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