At BR Green, we staying informed of current watering restrictions due to the drought in North Texas and the DFW Metroplex because lawns and landscapes simply cannot survive without water. With the on-going drought showing no signs of relief, it’s a good time to evaluate your current landscaping and lawn care program. In Texas, native plants have evolved to endure times of little water, and some even thrive in low water climates. However, grass generally needs consistent, deep water to maintain a lush, green appearance.
BR Green’s organic lawn care program is custom made to make your lawn the best it can be, even in times of drought. By building an organic soil foundation, the turf’s root system grows deeper and the surface grass becomes much thicker over time. With thicker grass, the soil is better insulated from heat, retains much more water, and requires less frequent scheduled watering. The deeper the grass’s root system is, the more access it has to insulated water below the surface.
After just a quick season or two of transitioning your lawn to organic fertilization, your landscape’s water requirements will decrease while ensuring greener grass, even when rainwater is scarce. Texas has various states of drought response, each with it’s own restrictions. Be sure to check with your local city services department to find out which restriction stage your city is currently observing. It’s important to be informed as violation of water restrictions was lead to severe fines and even criminal prosecution, or worse, rapid depletion of water reserves.
Texas Drought Response Stages
- V – Voluntary: Customers requested to voluntarily limit water use.
- Stage 1 – Mild restrictions: Use of water for non-essential uses is restricted (i.e. outdoor watering limited to no more than twice or once a week).
- Stage 2 – Moderate restrictions: All outdoor water usage is prohibited except by handheld hoses with manual on/off nozzles. Water usage for livestock is exempt from this restriction.
- Stage 3 – Severe restrictions: All outdoor water usage is prohibited; livestock watering may be exempted by the utility. All consumption may also be limited to each customer in specific ways