July 2014 Yard of the Month!

July: 635 Parkview

July: 635 Parkview

Is your yard a source a pride? A work of art? A labor of love? It’s time to receive some formal recognition for all those hours of hard work.

The HPNA Yard of the Month contest is for all residents of Heights Park neighborhood, and nominations are due by the 15th of each month. Nominations received by the 15th will be considered for the next month’s YOM. Nominations received after that will be considered in the next cycle.

Visit this site each month to see photos of the best yards in our neighborhood. View the Contest Rules here.

See the archive of past winners right here!

Neighborhood Meeting Tonight!

heights parkHPNA GENERAL MEETING
THURSDAY, JULY 17TH

Thursday, July 17th; 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall.

We have a landscape expert coming to talk to us about creating a lush, waterwise landscape.

Chrissy Cortez-Mathis of Texas Blackland Gardening will teach you to create an oasis in our city. You will leave inspired, and with ideas for a lush, waterwise landscape. With our drought conditions and Stage 3 water restrictions, it’s more important than ever to learn new ways of caring for our landscapes.

Join us on Thursday, July 17 in Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Chrissy will have handouts and examples of landscaping that can work in our neighborhood now. Refreshments served, and prizes awarded!

Get Wise
Learn waterwise landscaping tricks from a local expert at our next meeting on July 17.

=== IMPORTANT ===
CITY ALTERS IRRIGATION SCHEDULE!
EFFECTIVE JULY 19th

The City of Richardson is altering its irrigation schedule effective July 19th. The change allows for an every other week watering schedule instead of two times per month and allows an extra weekend of outdoor irrigation.(July 26 & 27)

The City had allowed both odd and even addresses to water on the first and third weekend of the month. Even addresses were allowed to water every first and third Saturday while odd addresses were assigned every first and third Sunday.

To alleviate possible strains on its water distribution system, the City is changing its outdoor irrigation schedule to every other week until further notice beginning July 19th. To allow for the transition, July 26 and 27 are also being added to the schedule for even and odd addresses respectively. The City is moving to alternating weekends for even and odd addresses to help the water distribution system meet peek demands.

The altered schedule meets guidelines set by the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) that allows every other week watering.

FOR EXAMPLE…
Water Days for even numbered addresses (ending in 2, 4, 6, 8, 0):
July 19, July 26, Aug 2, Aug 16, Aug 30, Sept 13, Sept 27, Oct 11, Oct 25.

Water Days for odd numbered addresses (ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9):
July 20, July 27, Aug Aug 10, Aug 24, Sept 7, Sept 21, Oct 5, Oct 19