PLANT OF THE MONTH: LEUCOPHYLLUM OR TEXAS SAGE

Texas sages are among the most reliable and fool-proof of the low water use plants available in Arizona. In the past twenty years, many new species and varieties have been brought into cultivation. These evergreen shrubs are native to Texas and Mexico, and perform well in our desert with very… Read More

CELEBRATE AZ WATER WITH US AT PATAGONIA LAKE

H. Dunn shared this photo of one of Arizona’s hidden treasures! Click to view larger photo. It has been said that when you arrive at Patagonia Lake, you won’t believe you’re in Arizona. Located in Patagonia Lake State Park, the lake was created by the damming of Sonoita Creek, and… Read More

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FOUR SIMPLE WAYS TO HELP OUT WITH THE DROUGHT

They’ve been hard to miss … stories about drought, Colorado River water shortages and mandatory water restrictions in California. Luckily, through good planning, Arizona is in better shape at the moment. But, that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be making our best effort to save every drop possible. Saving water… Read More

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MONSOON SEASON: 5 COMMON LANDSCAPE MISTAKES

In writing about the monsoon season, I’m hoping we do not jinx having more storms. The monsoon season in the Valley is a great time of year for suddenly cooler temperatures and extraordinary sunsets, but it makes caring for desert landscapes a bit more mysterious. There’s more weather than usual:… Read More

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PLANTING THE RAIN: HYDRATING ARIZONA ONE YARD AT A TIME

Envision your dream landscape. Does it have a water-harvesting rain garden, rockwork and basins overflowing with flowering native plants? How about a greywater system feeding a fig tree or a humming pollinator garden? Once you’ve got the image—how do you bring it to life? Join Watershed Management Group (WMG) for… Read More

DOES YOUR WATER USE ADD UP?

A question we often receive as water conservation professionals is, “How much water should I use?” We squirm, hem, and haw because it’s not a simple answer! Each household and yard is unique. Comparing utility bills with your neighbor is not the most accurate way to gauge if you are… Read More

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