Homeowners are being urged to monitor soil conditions around their home foundations and use soaker hoses or drip irrigation systems when necessary. Additional watering around foundations is allowed.
The hot, dry weather conditions in north Texas lately is causing the soil around the foundations of many area homes to dry out, contract and pull away from homes. That can cause foundation problems.
While the conservation plan allows for up to twice per week landscape watering using automatic sprinkler systems to maintain a healthy lawn, the amount of water needed around foundations could be different than for lawns and gardens.
Another way to help maintain the soil moisture around your foundation is to use mulch such as bark or compost. Mulch significantly helps reduce moisture evaporation from soil.
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