AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s wager that the majority, if not all of Central Texas, needs some rain within the forecast as quickly as doable. However that’s very true for these within the panorama and garden care business like Chilee Navarro.
Navarro and her husband have owned Good Neighbor Garden and Panorama in Austin for 15 years. She mentioned this summer time, fewer calls are coming in due to water restrictions throughout the area.
“We used to get about 20 calls a day and we’re at about 5 to 6 calls a day proper now,” Navarro mentioned.
For the tasks they do have, Navarro mentioned shoppers need out with the grass and in with the rocks.
“For the subsequent two weeks, we’ve nothing however rock, cactus, agave, all of that,” Navarro mentioned.
Jorge Tovar, proprietor of Image Excellent Lawns, is in an analogous place.
“Each summer time will get dry, however not as dangerous as this one. This one’s taking a toll,” Tovar mentioned.
He mentioned a majority of his shoppers are additionally available in the market for xeriscaping, a sort of landscaping that reduces or fully removes the necessity for watering.
“These crops proper right here will mainly survive on their very own with very very low water to nearly zero water,” Tovar mentioned.
Each Navarro and Tovar mentioned they don’t count on enterprise to select up anytime quickly. So for now, they’ll wait it out till they get the one factor they so desperately want.
“We want rain!” Navarro mentioned.
Beginning tomorrow, one other metropolis in Central Texas will likely be below water restrictions.
The Metropolis of Buda will enter Stage 1 drought conservation measures. Town mentioned it goals to cut back 10% of its complete water use.