Archive for February, 2014

Problems Caused By Over-Pruning and How to Avoid Them

February 26, 2014

Have you ever driven by a landscape with shrubs that have been pruned into rounded shapes?  You may be surprised to find out that maintaining shrubs this way is often not only unnecessary but uses more water than shrubs pruned infrequently. What are some of the other ill effects of excessive pruning? Plants grow faster in their attempt to re-grow …

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SRP Water Conservation Expo is March 8th!

February 20, 2014

Valley residents are invited to learn how to save water and money by participating in the seventh annual SRP Water Conservation Expo on March 8, 2014. Those attending the free expo will learn about water-saving devices for the yard and home. Booths featuring SRP energy-efficiency and environmental programs will also be featured along with several exhibitors with water-saving products or …

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Why do You Love to Compost?

February 14, 2014

“It gives me a sense of accomplishment!” That’s what one Master Gardener told me after I asked. I wondered about this when I offered composting classes to the public and always observed a great turnout of people with passion and enthusiasm for the topic. There is definitely great satisfaction in taking green waste and kitchen scraps and watching the magical process …

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Arizonans Celebrate Water Together — Reflecting on our First Photo Contest

February 4, 2014

Last October, Water – Use It Wisely invited Arizonans to join us in reflecting on one of our region’s most precious resources – water – by participating in our first-ever Celebrate AZ Water photo contest. We received over 100 original images, taken by amateur and professional photographers alike, each of which uniquely captures the importance and wonder of water in …

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