BRYAN With the summer months in full swing, residents are looking for ways to keep their property green, without breaking the bank.
"It's a big chunk of monthly money. So, if you're using your kitchen, your bathrooms, and then you're adding onto that. I know a lot of people whose yards just turn brown in the summer because that's just not something they're willing to spend money on," says Mary Cahill of Bryan.
But there are ways to conserve water during those hot summer months. Megan Haas is with the Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District.
"One of the main things is to water early in the morning when the sun is just coming up. Your grass is going to be able to get that water easier without it evaporating. There's not going to be a lot of wind to worry about evaporation," says Haas.
Those costs can be a struggle for many that strive for the ultimate goal: a green, healthy lawn.
"The sprinkler system, for the grass and the trees, anything that's in the ground, the sprinkler system is pretty much used. And I ration it, I don't even put it on a timer, I do it manually, so that I can control it," says Cahill.
When the rain dries up, and you're looking to save some money, using your sprinklers at the right time can be all the difference.