EXTENSION NEWS: Irrigation and water conservation | Community News


I got a call from my water provider a couple weeks ago asking if I had a leak in my water line as my bill was substantially higher than normal. I assured them I did not have a leak but was simply using much more than normal to keep my landscape from dying.

And I don’t think I’m winning the battle to keep everything in my landscape alive. To be honest, I did prioritize my vegetable garden and the landscaping around the house and, subsequently, my home’s foundation. Most of the lawn is having to fend for itself and is not doing well.

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Cary Sims is the county Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources for Angelina County. His email address is [email protected]


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