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Monday, October 17 - Sunday, October 23
The data from Frisco’s weather station recommends no watering this week, due to the recent rainfall.

Time-of-day Watering Guidelines
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. The exception is for erosion control and public spaces where safety is a concern. (Ordinance 19-04-34 Section 8).
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We all love the spring, the time when wildflowers paint the landscape with bursts of color. But if you want to capture a little bit of that wildflower wonder in your own backyard, fall is the perfect time to sow your wildflower seeds.

Wildflowers can bring beauty and drama to your landscape, but not all wildflowers are created equally. While some are content to grow and blossom in the place they were planted, others will run wild if given the chance, so do some research and determine which variety of wildflowers will work best with your landscape design.

Keep in mind that planting wildflowers will attract insects. Some are more desirable than others; for instance, we all love to see pollinators, such as butterflies and honeybees, in our gardens, but are perhaps less thrilled when we see other insects appear.  However, lacewings, parasitic wasps, and ladybugs (just to name a few) are also beneficial as they prey on pest insects, helping to maintain balance without the use of insecticides.

Another great thing about planting native Texan wildflowers is that they don’t require much work once they are established.  Being native to the region, these flowers are tough!  Say goodbye to fertilizers and watering, as too much of either tends to adversely affect the bloom rate.

Remember Frisco, if you want those springtime blooms, you must plant now; then your yard can be a place where the wildflowers grow!
You've got questions. Our licensed irrigators have answers.

This week's question:

When should I stop watering my lawn?

When there is enough moisture in the soil without the need of supplementation from your sprinkler system.

Moisture is relative to each person’s property and would be different in each case. It’s hard to really say because it’s up to the homeowner’s maintenance habits with their landscape and sprinkler system. While I’m not a big fan of moisture sensors in our clay soils, they can be useful tool.

A homeowner should visually, and physically, inspect soil areas and see if moisture is present. If it has been raining recently, then I would say it is safe to stop watering the lawn; but at this point in the season, we are watering for soil consistency only (the growing season is over).

When in doubt, check the WaterWise newsletter or the water page on the City website. If the recommendation is no watering it is safe to turn off the system for that week. If the recommendation is no watering for multiple weeks in a row? You are good to leave your system off. Typically we recommend turning the sprinkler system off for the winter.

Julian Posada, Licensed Irrigator

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Water levels in Lavon Lake, our primary water source, remain low. Residents are asked to continue limiting outdoor water use and follow specific guidance from their local provider regarding the timing and frequency of irrigation.
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 212.
Last week, the GPCD was 225.
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!
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