Drought Proofing Your Landscape

Source: Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center – Dallas

Properly designed water efficient landscapes need one inch of water per week. Many homeowners water their landscape two or more times a week which can actually damage the landscape by supporting a shallow root system. Frequent watering produces shallow roots whereas infrequent deep watering will produce deeper roots. Deep roots have water available for an extended period of time. The conservation and landscape practices outlined below will provide guidance to keep your landscape alive during a drought.

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