Where there is water, there is life.

I had planned to move to Florida a few years ago, but instead I get to see Texas become Florida this year, at least in comparable rainfall. It’s a little more difficult now, to remember that bad drought just a few short years ago. No worries, we’ll be baked by the sun again in the not too distant future. I’m sure we’ll hear endless complaints, prayers and rain-dances at that point, wishing we had some H20.

It would certainly behoove a Texas landowner (and improve the bottom line) to consider learning about watershed management practices to maintain balance in your growing system. That would include techniques and structures for making water work for you. There is currently so much potential for improvement, but of course I’m a consultant and service-provider specializing in that information.

Where there is water, there is life. Excess water comes bearing the gift of parasites, so it is useful to plan for management-intensive grazing and the installation [or identification] of useful vermicidal plants within fodder systems. Nice rain gives a good deal of assurance that your plantings will be successful.
It’s wonderful to have lakes, ponds and tanks brimming with water again. Water quality and parasite control can also be greatly improved with the introduction of various useful plants and animals working together in an ecosystem.

Wild flowers aren’t just pretty to look at; they attract pollinators, predators of pests, and improve soils (to name a few beneficial ecosystem services).

Texas Ecologix   Ben Tyler