Thursday, May 23, 2019

How the City can Help You Get Your Yard Ready

The first day of spring is just days away, is your yard ready? If not, it’s perfectly fine, the good news is the City of Southlake offers a variety of programs to assist residents with their yard necessities, from irrigation systems, to mosquito traps, to landscaping, we’ve got you covered.

If you need help with your irrigation system, sign up for our W.I.S.E. Guys program. W.I.S.E. Guys is a voluntary water conservation program designed to help you understand how to run your irrigation system more efficiently. First, make sure you have an EyeOnWater account. Then, all you need to do is fill out the signup form and you will receive an automatic email from the program confirming you have signed up for an evaluation. A licensed irrigator will set up an appointment with you and perform an evaluation on your sprinkler system with you.  You can even apply for a rebate of up to $200 if you make any of the recommended repairs!

The City also helps with mosquito control efforts to reduce the risk of mosquito-transmitted disease. Our Office of Emergency Management can check your yard for mosquito-prone areas, all you have to do is call 817-748-8903 or email oem@ci.southlake.tx.us

If you need to know what to plant and where to plant, our Environmental Coordinator can provide you with resources to help you select native and adaptive North Texas plants for your landscaping. You can reach her at acarlisle@ci.southlake.tx.us, or you can check out our region’s Texas SmartScape website. After you’re done with planting, Republic Services offers bulk trash pickup so you can haul away your spring trimmings.

With these services available at your fingertips, your yard will be the envy of all yards.

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