North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) want to remind you that during the fall and winter months, North Texas lawns require little to no supplemental watering. But don't just take our word for it:
"Usually in September of each year, lawns begin to go dormant. During the fall and into the winter, lawns receive enough water naturally and do not require the use of automatic sprinkler systems. " - Dotty Woodson, program specialist at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service (AgriLife) in Dallas.
Starting November 1, it's a good idea to turn your water irrigatiOFF. Why?
If you like to plan around holiday milestones, remember to turn your water irrigatiOFF between Halloween and Saint Patrick's Day.
Learn When to Water With WaterMyYard.org
As the seasonal weather continues to change, so should your watering schedule. In the fall and winter, grasses enter into hibernation in defense against the cold weather. Sign up for WaterMyYard.org ro get a text or email notification recommending when (or if) to water your lawn. You may be surprised to learn how little water your grass actually needs this season. (Sometimes none at all!)
Make Mulch Your Friend
DYK? Mulch is like a blanket that keeps your lawn warm and cozy. This season, apply 2 to 4 inches of mulch on your planting beds to combat weeds, retain water and moderate soil temperature. Learn to conserve at WaterMyYard.org - a free online tool that sends you a quick email or text to let you know when to water and when to wait.