Outdoor water use can account for more than 50 percent of a home's monthly usage during the summer. Texas summers can definitely wreak havoc on a home’s landscape - and a homeowner's wallet.
High temperatures and lack of rainfall can stress plants and create real challenges for maintaining a healthy landscape. Fortunately, there are sustainable ways to encourage and maintain a healthy and aesthetically pleasing landscape and lawn. Before soaking plants with water from the hose and sprinklers, consider ways to maintain landscaping while making the best use of precious water supplies.
The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) offers a checklist for maintaining a healthy, water-wise landscape during summer:
To explore more resources and tips on water use and conservation, visit the Texas Water Development Board’s water conservation resource page.