Sunday, July 08, 2012

What a difference a year makes...


Today’s rain made me think back on last year’s weather. Hard to believe that we went through one of the worst droughts in Texas history. Now, not quite 12 months later, it’s all just a distant memory. But that’s how the drought cycle works.

So far this summer we’ve been fortunate when it comes to moisture. Seems like every time we’re on the brink of things getting pretty dry, along comes a soaking rain to re-charge the soil. Mid-way through July and things are still looking good. Last year at this time I already had a bunch of dead and dying plants.

Although the drought is officially over, there’s still a lot of discussion going on about water use restrictions. Back in August of 2011 I provided some thoughts on developing a long range plan for landscape water conservation. Many of these concepts have the potential to help conserve, preserve and protect our most valuable natural resource. Might be a good time to review these guidelines before the next time we're down to our last drop.

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