CELEBRATE AZ WATER: HASSAYAMPA RIVER PRESERVE – AN OASIS IN THE DESERT

Welcome to the Hassayampa River Preserve, an oasis in the desert. Nestled amongst a ribbon of green along Highway 60 is a modest yet important conservation area known as the Hassayampa River Preserve. The Preserve consists of approximately 789 acres along the Hassayampa River, just south of Wickenburg. The Hassayampa… Read More

SAVING WATER IN SWIMMING POOLS: 5 WAYS TO CUT EVAPORATION

Effective steps to prevent liquid losses from your backyard resort This is Part 1 of a 2-part series on swimming pool water conservation. This article was originally posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on March 28, 2016 and is being reprinted with permission.  There’s good news for water-conscious swimming pool owners:… Read More

PLANT OF THE MONTH: SAN MARCOS HIBISCUS

Description of San Marcos Hibiscus, Gossypium harknessii: This rounded shrub blooms from October to May in mild-winter areas, but where it freezes back, flowering can be expected from June to October. Each 2-inch-wide flower has five yellow petals with a maroon spot at the base. The fruit is a rounded capsule,… Read More

LOVE DIY? MAYBE NOT? HERE’S HOW TO SELECT A LANDSCAPE PRO

Thinking about converting your landscape from high water use to Xeriscape, but don’t know where to begin? Maybe you like to get down in the dirt and do-it-yourself (DIY), or you’re interested in hiring a pro; making the switch to a beautifully designed Xeriscape landscape can be very rewarding. Finding… Read More

SPRUCE UP YOUR IRRIGATION SYSTEM THIS SPRING

Did you know that up to 70 percent of your total household water use goes to your landscape? That’s why it’s so important to check your yard’s water use! This means checking for leaks and adjusting your watering schedule with the changing of the seasons, making sure your irrigation system… Read More

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