DO's and DO NOT's for your yard maintenance:

  • Adjust irrigation systems to water deeply and infrequently to promote good root growth and healthy plants.
  • Mulch flower beds and shrubs to help retain the moisture longer.
  • Have irrigation systems inspected annually to find damaged valves & heads.
  • Install quality rain detection devices to shut the system off during rain.
  • Adjust systems to operate in the early morning hours before 5 am. to avoid losing most of your water to evaporation.
  • Choose sprinkler heads which produce larger drops and not a fine mist.
  • Don't over fertilize. Yard runoff in Bunker Hill eventually makes its way to Buffalo Bayou. Excess fertilizer in Buffalo Bayou removes oxygen from the water and kills any aquatic life.
  • Don't blow or sweep yard debris into the storm inlets or ditches.

Again, remember everything ends up in Buffalo Bayou!!


The City sprays for mosquitoes (make sure you remove any standing water around your home) twice per week as the normal schedule; however, we  add a third spray as needed, i.e. following rains, etc.