New water-conserving guidelines implemented by the city of Lago Vista offer residents a fantastic opportunity to overhaul tired front and back yards by installing appealing new drought-tolerant landscapes. The Stage 2b mandatory water rationing guidelines go into effect August 1.

Lago Vistans, under the new guidelines, will be able to use in-ground irrigation or hose-end sprinklers once a week, on Saturdays or Sundays, depending on property’s address. This restriction does not apply to irrigation of landscaped areas when done by a hand-held hose or a faucet-filled bucket of five gallons or less.

These guidelines give Lago Vista residents plenty of flexibility to get their new environmentally friendly landscapes established and flourishing. Area garden centers sell thousands of native and adapted plant species that thrive in Central Texas’ warm climate. And who likes mowing the lawn anyway? Imagine a gorgeous garden of colorful agave, salvia and bulbine, threaded by meandering crushed-granite paths.

The city works with residents to approve their landscaping plans, ensuring that all the town’s various homes, including Lago Vista luxury homes, can have beautiful, water-wise landscapes.

Lago Vista, located on the north shore of Lake Travis, is a quick 30 miles northwest of Austin. The town’s 8300 residents, as well as potential residents looking at homes for sale in Lago Vista, TX, can enjoy breathtaking lakeside scenery, abundant wildlife and a relaxing environment.

Prospective neighbors checking into Lago Vista, Texas, real estate will also find highly acclaimed schools, challenging golf courses, wineries, performing arts, marinas and more.

Annual events in this family-friendly area include the Balcones Canyonlands Songbird Festival, Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament, La Primavera Bicycle Race, North Shore Musicfest and the Lago Vista 4th of July Celebration with spectacular fireworks over the lake.

Lago Vista offers residents plenty of nearby dining options, too — barbecue, Tex-Mex, Cajun and home style cooking are all ready to savor after you’ve spent a rewarding day enjoying your new water-wise landscape.