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

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

THE MAKING OF “THE LONGEST STRAW”

On April 7 2017, following unprecedented water conservation efforts, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. ended the drought state of emergency for most of California, marking a formal end to a water shortage that has been erased by a winter of plentiful rain and snow. The drought state of emergency was… Read More

DRAB TO FAB 2: WIN A BEAUTIFUL XERISCAPE LANDSCAPE MAKEOVER

Looking to transform your yard from tired and dull to attractive and fabulous? Water – Use It Wisely is here to help! In April and May, Water – Use It Wisely will partner with ABC15, the Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association, the Arizona Nursery Association’s ‘Plant Something’ Campaign, and Ewing Irrigation… Read More

REDISCOVER GARDENING AT YOUR LIBRARY

Join the city of Scottsdale’s Mustang Library for the Fourth Annual Garden Week from March 27 to April 1, featuring daily programs and how-to clinics. The library is excited to bring local vendors and speakers together to share with our community the latest tips in gardening and landscape sustainability. What… Read More

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL RUN FOR WORLD WATER

Give meaning to your miles by running in the 6th Annual Run for World Water and help Water for People reduce water poverty in the developing countries of Africa, Asia, Central and South America. The event includes a 5K run, 1K walk and Kid’s lollipop run. The 5k course is… Read More

TEN STEPS TO A BACKYARD REHAB: CURB YOUR YARD’S DRINKING PROBLEM

Does your yard have a drinking problem? Always thirsty for that next watering? Overconsumption can be a serious problem for many yards – it either needs too much water, or maybe you’re giving it more water than it needs. Help your landscape curb its water habit and regain its vibrant,… Read More

CELEBRATE AZ WATER AT BARTLETT LAKE

Just northeast of central Phoenix, along the Verde River in Tonto National Forest, lies the serene waters of Bartlett Lake. Formed as a reservoir when the Salt River Project dammed the Verde River in the late 1930’s, Bartlett Lake has over 33 miles of shoreline and a surface area of… Read More

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