FOUR TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR BACKYARD GREEN WHILE SAVING WATER

Discover how to keep your backyard healthy and environmentally friendly Maintaining a sustainable backyard can be difficult during summer months. However, you can keep your yard green and healthy without water waste by implementing these four tips. Take advantage of native plants Keeping your backyard healthy and vibrant starts with… Read More

MAKE YOUR BACKYARD POND AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSET

With a shift away from grass-filled lawns that require water, energy, and resources like gas and oil to maintain, many people are seeing the benefits of more natural landscaping environments that include water features. Below are some methods you can use to maximize the positive environmental impact of your backyard… Read More

YES, VIRGINIA, THERE ARE RULES FOR USING GRAY WATER

Minimal rainfall in Arizona is a great reminder of why we need to use water as wisely as possible.  This includes informing ourselves about the ever-increasing and innovative ways to recycle all types of water, such as the water from our washing machines, bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks. These are… Read More

HOW THE PHOENIX ZOO “RAINED” IN THEIR WATER SAVINGS

The Phoenix Zoo is committed to making positive changes with our water use, and setting an example for guests to follow. For example, one of the easiest and most effective ways we’ve conserved water over the past several years has been tracking water meters month to month. In effect, this… Read More

HERE’S TO WINE AND WATER

A Water Fund and an Exchange for the Verde River The Verde Valley of north-central Arizona doesn’t boast vineyards of the extent and or tradition of fine vintages from the Napa or the Willamette valleys. However, if Eric Glomski has anything to say about it, those growers will soon take… 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

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

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

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