HOW TO SAVE WATER WITH 416 ACRES OF GRASS

If you want to find out how to save water and keep a little grass in the back yard, how about asking a city with more than 400 acres of Bermuda to care for? The City of Scottsdale maintains 42 parks that include about 416 acres of grass. Six of… Read More

ALL ABOARD THE GREENEST TRACKS IN ARIZONA

The Grand Canyon Railway is a little of everything – a trip through time, an engineering marvel and an authentic way to experience nature’s most breathtaking site. It’s also the most environmentally-friendly tourist railway in the country. The GCR operates locomotives that have been in use since the early 20th… Read More

PLANT OF THE MONTH: HESPERALOE

The strong vertical form of hesperaloe with its spectacular flower spikes makes this clumping, evergreen perennial an ideal accent plant for gardens. While not a true yucca or aloe, it is related to yuccas and agaves, and like its relatives, is a carefree, non-demanding plant. Hesperaloes are extremely hardy, tolerating… Read More

5 REASONS TO PUT YOUR LANDSCAPE ON A DIET

Swimsuit season is all but here, but there’s still time to put your plants on a diet. Plants use sunlight, CO2, and water* to make food, a process called photosynthesis. As plants make food for themselves, they also make our homes more pleasant for us by releasing oxygen and water… Read More

CELEBRATE AZ WATER WITH US AT WATSON LAKE!

S. James shared this photo where water and granite meet! Click to view larger photo. Watson Lake, located outside of Prescott, AZ was created as a man-made lake and reservoir in the early 1900’s when the Chino Valley Irrigation District built a dam on Granite Creek. The reservoir was purchased… Read More

PUT DOWN THE HOSE & BACK AWAY SLOWLY FROM THE LAWN

It is 6:15 a.m., and I am standing in my front yard with a cup of coffee in one hand and a garden hose in the other. The sun is just up. It’s cool still, though the day promises 90 degrees, and quiet. I turn the hose on the two… Read More

WHAT MAKES WATERSENSE?

Do you know about ENERGY STAR products? Of course, you do… created in 1992, the blue label with its signature star has been helping consumers identify devices that use 20-30% less energy than federal standards (you may also see the label in the lower right corner of the yellow EnergyGuide… Read More

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