Wednesday, November 30, 2016

161130 WM EB

Weather patterns continue to be favorable for leaving irrigation systems off. Rain events are semi-regular, and temperatures are staying cool enough that the soil is retaining the moisture longer. We should be good keep controllers off until next year.

If you need assistance with your landscape irrigation system, the Water Matters Team is available to help familiarize you with it. If you need help setting up your controller, or would like a complete and thorough evaluation of your irrigation system, send an email to WaterMatters@SCTexas.org , or contact your Neighborhood Representative. A Water Matters Ambassador will come to your home to assist you.
161130 L3 Update

Progress remains steady. Mowers should be in NH 46 beginning of next week.

Although the majority of this process can be handled by our mowers, there are some areas that are less accommodating and will need to be addressed with line trimmers. The Line Trimmers can be up to 2 weeks behind the mowers. All cuttings will be left where they fall. This is a Fire Wise exercise only, and not for aesthetic, or any other purpose.

MOWING COMPLETED

Phase 1 Neighborhoods
38, 27, 13, 7, 4, 6, 1, 5, 3, 2, 35, 9, 10, 63, 60, 37, 36, 12, 8, 11, 33, 24, 25, 26, 15, 14, 34

Phase 2 Neighborhoods
16, 28, 22, 23, 30, 31, 32, 40, 41, 43, 42, 44, 45, 21, 29, 20, 19, 18, 17

MOWING REMAINING

Phase 2 Neighborhoods

46, 62, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59


Thursday, November 17, 2016

161117 L3 Update

Now that the rains have let up a little, we’re back on track.

Although the majority of this process can be handled by our mowers, there are some areas that are less accommodating and will need to be addressed with line trimmers. The Line Trimmers can be up to 2 weeks behind the mowers. All cuttings will be left where they fall. This is a Fire Wise exercise only, and not for aesthetic, or any other purpose.

MOWING COMPLETED

Phase 1 Neighborhoods38, 27, 13, 7, 4, 6, 1, 5, 3, 2, 35, 9, 10, 63, 60, 37, 36, 12, 8, 11, 33, 24, 25, 26, 15, 14, 34

Phase 2 Neighborhoods16, 28, 22, 23, 30, 31, 32, 40

MOWING REMAINING

Phase 2 Neighborhoods41, 43, 42, 44, 45, 21, 29, 20, 19, 18, 17, 46, 62, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59


Thursday, November 10, 2016

161110 WM EB

With almost 2 inches of rain this past week, controllers should remain off. Barring a flash drought, it’s possible that we may be able to leave them off for the remainder of the year. I have turned off all common areas, and plan to irrigate manually only the new sod and plant areas on an as needed basis.

If you would like assistance with your landscape irrigation system, the Water Matters Team is available to help familiarize you with it. If you need help setting up your controller, or would like a complete and thorough evaluation of your irrigation system, send an email to WaterMatters@SCTexas.org , or contact your Neighborhood Representative. A Water Matters Ambassador will come to your home to assist you.
161110 L3 Update

As anticipated, the recent rains have stifled our progress. We have managed to complete Phase 1. We will begin Phase 2 in N16, and progress roughly in the order listed below.

Although the majority of this process can be handled by our mowers, there are some areas that are less accommodating and will need to be handled with line trimmers. The Line Trimmers can be up to 2 weeks behind the mowers. All cuttings will be left where they fall. This is a Fire Wise exercise only, and not for aesthetic, or any other purpose.

MOWING COMPLETED

Phase 1 Neighborhoods

38, 27, 13, 7, 4, 6, 1, 5, 3, 2, 35, 9, 10, 63, 60, 37, 36, 12, 8, 11, 33, 24, 25, 26, 15, 14, 34

MOWING REMAINING

Phase 2 Neighborhoods

16, 28, 22, 23, 30, 31, 32, 41, 40, 43, 42, 44, 45, 21, 29, 20, 19, 18, 17, 46, 62, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Well it wasn’t the typically wet October we usually get, and it was a bit on the warmer side. Rain and even cooler temperatures are in the forecast however. With the exception of the new sod and plant areas, which I will be running a 1 day per week program, I will begin turning off the irrigation to the common areas. Remember that overwatering the landscape this time of year is an invitation for molds and fungus to take hold and damage valuable plant material and turf.

This weekend is the time change. Don’t forget to adjust your clocks, including the irrigation controller, or be prepared for the imminent social awkwardness.

If you need help setting up your controller, or would like a complete and thorough evaluation of your irrigation system, send an email to WaterMatters@SCTexas.org , or contact your Neighborhood Representative. A Water Matters Ambassador will come to your home to assist you.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Progress for our second round of maintenance continues to be steady, however, there is more rain in the forecast and that may slow us down.


MOWING COMPLETED

Phase 1 Neighborhoods
38, 27, 13, 7, 4, 6, 1, 5, 3, 2, 35, 9, 10, 63, 60, 37, 36, 12, 8, 11, 33, 24, 25, 26, 15, 14

MOWING REMAINING

Phase 1 Neighborhoods
34

Phase 2 Neighborhoods

16, 28, 22, 23, 30, 31, 32, 41, 40, 43, 42, 44, 45, 21, 29, 20, 19, 18, 17, 46, 62, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59