If you have lived in the Dallas area since April 2012, then you may be familiar with the city’s maximum twice-weekly watering schedule that was added to the Water Conservation Ordinance. However, we recognize that some readers are relatively new to the area or unfamiliar with the mandate. The restriction decrees that watering is not allowed on Mondays, Tuesdays or Fridays during any part of the year and from April 1st through October 31st, watering is banned between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. There are certain exceptions to this ordinance, such as the use of drip irrigation systems, which can be installed by Dallas landscaping services, soaker hoses that can be purchased, and watering by hand, all of which are allowed during anytime or day during the year.
The short answer is because of massive growth. Over the next 45 years, the population size of North Texas is expected to double. Without strict water conservation, we may not have enough water to sustain the area for the long term.
Our Dallas landscaping service offers the installation of drip system irrigation. This method saves water and fertilizer by trickling these nutrients directly into the roots of the plant rather than on top of the soil surface. Soaker hoses are similar. Utilizing these type of hoses ensures no runoff because the water dribbles through small holes at a rate no faster than what the soil can absorb. The seven-month temporal restriction period starting at the beginning of April and ending on the last day of October does not necessarily apply to these methods; however, professionals do not recommend exercising these alternatives during this time.
If you just had new landscaping done or just put in new sod or new seed and were told to water it every day, as many Dallas landscaping services will recommend, variances will be granted for the above reasons depending on what type of landscaping you had done or as long as you show valid proof of sod, seed, and soil amendment purchase when applying for the variance.
Water restrictions in the city of Dallas will ensure that the world’s most in demand resource is in high supply for future generations. Partnering your efforts with Dallas landscaping services offered by Keane Landscaping can elevate the aesthetic of your landscape, while conserving water in a responsible manner. Contact us today for the installation of alternate watering methods, such as drip irrigation, if you want to reduce water consumption and your water bill.