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Old 08-19-19, 03:26 PM
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Watering the yard 24-7

Itís so hot and dry I have to keep watering the plants and yard just to keep everything alive. Water line broke due to the dry ground became a plumber yesterday after noon in the 102 heat. I feel like I got cooked alive
By the time I have everything watered the place I started first is already wilting. No bike riding the last few weeks there is no benefit unless you enjoy heat exhaustion and possible heat stroke. Iím acclimated to hot weather but there is a breaking point.
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Old 08-19-19, 03:48 PM
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deep soak every other day
many plants will wilt in full sun, but perk back up once shady
try shade cloths and barriers too
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I'd go with hardscape, succulents, and drip irrigation if those are typical temps.
Then again, I wouldn't choose to live in that level of hell in the first place.
Bring on fall, baby...and heavenly 40-50F.
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Old 08-19-19, 06:15 PM
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Wrong plants for that environment... and will become more wrong as that "global thing" goes on.

Hell, you're in Texas... the only plants you should have are prickly pear cactus, mesquite, and rocks.
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Old 08-19-19, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
It’s so hot and dry I have to keep watering the plants and yard just to keep everything alive. Water line broke due to the dry ground became a plumber yesterday after noon in the 102 heat. I feel like I got cooked alive
By the time I have everything watered the place I started first is already wilting. No bike riding the last few weeks there is no benefit unless you enjoy heat exhaustion and possible heat stroke. I’m acclimated to hot weather but there is a breaking point.
Buffalo grass for Tejas. not Burmuda.

And what noisebeam said.

As far as riding goes it's the humidity down there. If you ride the "Hotter 'n' Hell Hundred" in Wichita Falls you'd better ride some while it's Hotter 'n' Hell before then. Eat a good breakfast with lots of salt and don't run out of water.

If the Comanche could thrive there then, by the gods you can too! And if you do run out of water just drink the fluid from inside a buffalo's stomach . . . if you can find and kill one.

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Old 08-19-19, 07:05 PM
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I don't know about Hondo, but St. Augustine is the most prevalent HOA acceptable grass in my neck of the woods.

I'd rather mow natural grasses, but the stickers would overrun the place.
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Old 08-20-19, 01:34 AM
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I don't know about Hondo, but St. Augustine is the most prevalent HOA acceptable grass in my neck of the woods.

I'd rather mow natural grasses, but the stickers would overrun the place.
Yup, St. Augustine would be a great grass even here down the road. As you said those darn stickers made a come back this year my poor beagle dogs whining limping on all 3s lol. Bought the place 10 years ago it had a great sprinkler system but today as trees grows and the roots the system is trashed. Fixin to rebuild the irrigation aka lawn sprinkler system with modern stuff aka a central control manifold the same as in modern houses with that Spex style pipes\ hoses. If you are a NFL fan, what do you think about those Texans?
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Old 08-20-19, 01:38 AM
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Wrong plants for that environment... and will become more wrong as that "global thing" goes on.

Hell, you're in Texas... the only plants you should have are prickly pear cactus, mesquite, and rocks.
Got those mesquite trees hardy and indestructible but those tire flattened thorns. But good shade trees.
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Old 08-20-19, 06:34 AM
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If you are a NFL fan, what do you think about those Texans?
I've been to a few Texans games, but alas I'm not a fan of any NFL team.

My NFL heart and soul died when the Houston Oilers left town for Tennessee. The Oilers was the team I grew up with. It's hard to replace the team you grew up with another, even if the team pretty much sucked year after year.
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Wrong plants for that environment...
My thought exactly.

We are only allowed to water on odd/even days, then not between 10AM and 4PM. Typically watering when the sun is blazing down results in a lot of evaporation before it can get into the soil, or so I'm told.
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Old 08-20-19, 10:25 AM
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It's going to rain here again soon from the looks of it.
We went out in the country to see family over the weekend and saw some of that prime cropland that didn't get planted due to the rains this spring. There was way more than usual too.
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Originally Posted by skijor View Post
Bring on fall, baby...and heavenly 40-50F.
Ditto, not nearly as hot as Hondo here, but I'm ready for the season to move on. Of course I typically feel this way this time in August, then in late November, March 1, then...
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My front yard is rocks and native vegetation.
Backyard has patch of grass surrounded by, various native trees, fig tree and vegetable gardens.
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Don't you people be coveting my water!

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Don't you people be coveting my water!

No fair.
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Originally Posted by noisebeam View Post
deep soak every other day
many plants will wilt in full sun, but perk back up once shady
try shade cloths and barriers too
This.

Wilting is natural during the heat of the day, but won't harm the plant long-term. The more you water, the more they will become dependent on you, and won't adapts. Plants shouldn't need water more than once a day. On the other hand, St. Augustine is not doubt tolerant, so definitely a water hog.
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I find it very therapeutic watering my black bamboo groves.
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Old 08-22-19, 09:14 PM
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Watering plants all day installing yard lights without getting shocked listening to AC/DC and drinking beer makes for a great day. Also feeding cattle with overpriced hay due to drought driving down profit which ain’t that much to start with is a great excuse for ice cold beer. The summer doldrums will relent and bike training will resume. We had a cold snap it only hit 99 and we were all rejoicing when it gets to a frigid 85 I swear people will wear hoodies and I’m like WTH I must be from another planet.
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Time to quit talking about AC/DC and start listening to AC/DC.

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