PROTECT LAKE MEAD NOW TO AVOID FUTURE WATER CRISIS

Shrinking to its lowest point since Hoover Dam was completed in 1936, Lake Mead has dropped to a surface level of 1074.03 feet above sea level – with a Colorado River shortage declaration looming as soon as the next couple of years. Arizona’s water managers have planned and prepared for… Read More

CELEBRATE AZ WATER WITH US AT LAKE POWELL

Lake Powell began filling in 1963 after the completion of Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River by the federal Bureau of Reclamation. The 710-foot-high hydroelectric dam creates the second largest man-made lake, or reservoir, in the U.S. The lake stretches 186 miles along the Colorado River from Page, Arizona to… Read More

PLANT OF THE MONTH: JUSTICIA

With long, colorful, tubular flowers, justicias are a hummingbird’s delight. Flower colors range from yellow to deep red. Justicias’ green foliage contrasts well with gray desert plants. Native to tropical and subtropical regions, they can be used in many types of landscapes. These semi-evergreen shrubs bloom throughout the year, inviting… Read More

AT STAKE: SECURING YOUR TREE’S FUTURE

If you’re working to make your landscape more water efficient, don’t forget to add one of many drought-tolerant trees that thrive in the Metro Phoenix area. Trees can raise property value, save energy by shading walls and windows, and make great gifts to mark special occasions. Once established, drought-tolerant trees… Read More

FORESTS AND THE NATURE OF WATER

Healthy, vibrant forests can feed our thirst for water. Did you know that Arizona’s forests play an important role in providing the Valley’s drinking water? Arizona’s forests, and the downstream desert cities, are all part of the same watershed. Watersheds link all living things by their common water source. Yet,… Read More

XERISCAPE INSTALLATION: DO-IT-YOURSELF…. OR NOT?

Are you willing to take a risk with your landscape investment? Whether you’re the type of person who loves a do-it-yourself project or you’d rather hire a pro, making the switch to a beautifully designed and installed Xeriscape landscape is a visible investment that can be very rewarding and lead… Read More

HELP YOUR YARD DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

DOES YOUR LANDSCAPE HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM? Water is a precious resource—and even more so in the desert climate of Arizona, which has been under drought conditions for 16 years. In the Valley, up to 70% of our water use is outdoors, and about half of the water we put… Read More

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