“Everything is bigger in Texas,” the old saying goes. As the second most heavily populated state in the country, Texas boasts as “big” in a number of ways. The same goes for the Houston area, as the second most heavily populated region in Texas. From the Sam Houston Race Park to Houston Space Center, the city has developed huge places worthy of the Texas name.
The climate is big in Houston, too. The Houston area gets very hot in the summer with its humid subtropical climate, leading to a high need for water efficiency in times of low rainfall. Temperatures rise above 90 degrees Fahrenheit for over a third of the year.
Additionally, Houston’s wet climate and low elevation create conditions of excessive water accumulation in short periods of time, leading to flooding. Houston was built on top of low-lying marshes and swamps, some of which are still visible around the city. In 2017, the Houston area exceeded the rainfall record in the United States. Severe weather in the form of tropical systems or thunderstorms with high winds are not uncommon either.
During the winter, cold snaps can occur. These cold snaps sometimes result in below-freezing temperatures that can damage or destroy water lines, plumbing, and irrigation mechanisms such as sprinkler systems.
Big Challenges for Property Owners
Weather gets big in Houston, much like Texas itself. These conditions lead to special needs for your property, plant, and lawn care.
During high-temperature and low rainfall periods, efficient use of water resources is critical to reduce wastage. Reducing water wastage will lower water costs for maintaining lawns and landscapes, and reduce the water burden on the city.
People living in Houston are no strangers to flooding. Implementing effective irrigation systems in the Houston climate will also help prevent flooding, which can damage your lawn, trees, and property. Efficient use of sprinklers and irrigation will ensure excess water will not cause flood spots on the property. Properly functioning drainage systems will also help prevent flooding from sprinklers as well as during wet periods of heavy rainfall. Correct drainage design is especially important if your property lies on a low-elevation site compared to the surrounding land, which is not uncommon in the Houston area.
The high-humidity conditions in the Houston region create unique sets of other challenges. Fencing and other structures are prone to rot and decay. It takes extra effort and attention to ensure property fences are kept in good condition. This extra attention necessitates staying on top of fence painting and fence repair. Also, the high winds brought on by periodic severe weather and thunderstorms bring down trees and cause property damage. Staying on top of tree trimming and tree removal is also critical.
Get the Proper help to Maintain Your Property
Texas Water Barron provides customers with solutions to these problems. We have years of experience in professional irrigation, drainage design, sprinkler installation, sprinkler repair, fence painting, tree removal, and tree trimming. Contact Texas Water Baron today for a free consultation to help maintain and beautify your property in spite of the challenging Houston Climate.
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