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Monday, November 21 - Sunday, November 27
Based on the data from Frisco’s weather station, no watering is recommended this week due to the recent rainfall.

Watering Schedule Map - Set Your Controller - Cycle & Soak Watering - Free Sprinkler Checkup

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. The exception is for erosion control and public spaces where safety is a concern. (Ordinance 19-04-34 Section 8).
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The WaterWise team wishes you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
As you prepare to give thanks for this year’s blessings, remember to practice sustainability with your family and friends this holiday season. Here are a few to tips to conserve while celebrating:

Time to thaw. Conserve water by thawing your turkey in the refrigerator instead of cold water – which requires the water to be changed every thirty minutes – until the bird is completely defrosted. According to the USDA, frozen turkeys require 24 hours of thawing in the refrigerator for every 4-5 pounds of meat.

Save your scraps. Rather than throwing fruit and vegetable scraps into the garbage disposal, transfer them to your backyard compost pile or use a composting service, like Turn. Composting reduces water usage and benefits your spring garden!  

Mind the dishes. Dishes tend to pile up during the holidays. When running the dishwasher, ensure you run full loads. When hand-washing, plug the sink and allow dishes to soak in water instead of running the tap over every plate. Soaking helps remove stuck materials - reducing water usage and time spent doing dishes!

Fight F.O.G. This holiday season, ensure fats, oils and grease are disposed of properly. Transfer cooled cooking oil and grease into a container and drop it off at the Environmental Collection Center for recycling. Never pour fats, oils or grease down a sink drain, as it can lead to clogged pipes and costly sewer overflows.
You've got questions and our Licensed Irrigators have answers.

This week's question:

How high should your grass be in the winter? Is longer or shorter better?

Keep in mind that your warm-season grass such as Bermuda, will not be growing in the winter. These grasses will be dormant. So I would mow your grass at the normal height of about 1.5” to 2”.  If you cut it too short (see scalping your lawn) you risk freeze damage to the roots during the winter. Scalping may be helpful to rejuvenate the lawn in early spring though.

What I would recommend again is to mow like a normal cut, and if you are recycling or have a mulching mower,  rake your fallen leaves out evenly over your lawn and then mulch them with your mower. If the leaves are not mulched completely, lower the mower deck one notch lower to ensure the leaves are being completely broken up and mulched into the lawn. Then you are helping build the soil and naturally fertilizing the lawn, basically for free. It’s a win-win because you aren’t bagging the leaves and having them hauled off to the landfill.
Happy gardening!

Darrell Bagley, Senior Landscape Architect

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In observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 24, residential recycling and trash services will be delayed by one day.  This means Thursday services will move to Friday, and Friday services will move to Saturday. Regular service days will resume on Monday, November 28.

The Environmental Services offices and the Environmental Collection Center at 6616 Walnut Street will be closed November 24 - 27. Both facilities will reopen on Monday, November 28.
Valve Locate Services

Conserve water and save money! For a limited time, WaterWise Licensed Irrigators are offering a FREE Irrigation Valve Locate Service. During this visit, our irrigators will attempt to locate irrigation valves, test your solenoid and rain/freeze sensor, and reset your controller if needed. Use the myFrisco app or call 972-292-5800 to schedule your appointment today!

*Appointments began November 1st but residents may schedule today.

Please note that due to time constraints, irrigators will not be able to perform a full Sprinkler System Check-up or find broken or nicked wires during a Valve locate 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 117.
Last week, the GPCD was 129.
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.

To learn more about how Frisco keeps your drinking water clean, check out the City's most recent Progress in Motion video!
Water levels in Lavon Lake, our primary water source, remain lower than normal for this time of year. Residents are asked to continue limiting outdoor water use and follow specific guidance from their local provider regarding the timing and frequency of irrigation.
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