Runoff from landscape irrigation systems is a major source of water loss in Texas. Runoff is more common in compacted and clay soils, and on slopes. To prevent runoff and water waste, it is best to divide long, daily runtimes into two or more shorter cycles. Multiple shorter cycles during the day are better than increasing the number of watering days during the week. (2 pages)
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Today Master Gardeners are active in all 50 U.S. States and eight Canadian provinces. The heart of the Texas Master Gardener program is the dedicated, passionate volunteers who are willing to share their knowledge with anyone interested. 2019 Edition.
This publication explains how rainwater harvesting landscape methods can save consumers money, reduce the demand for potable water, use water efficiently, and reduce flooding, erosion and surface water contamination.
Green infrastructure is a cost-effective and sustainable way to manage storm water runoff, improve water quality, and enhance native biodiversity.