Archive for April, 2015

ENHANCE YOUR SKILLS IN THE DESIGN, INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, AND MANAGEMENT OF IRRIGATION SYSTEMS!

April 6, 2015

Sign up for the 2015 Advanced Smartscape: Irrigation and receive expert instruction on efficient landscape water Management. The Advanced Smartscape Irrigation course builds upon the basic Smartscape course by offering in-depth technical training for landscape professionals on the design, installation, maintenance, and management of drip and sprinkler irrigation systems in the Sonoran Desert. The course stresses irrigation efficiency and wise …

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THE PROBLEM BECOMES THE SOLUTION IN SAN ANTONIO’S COMMUNITY GARDENS

April 9, 2015

It’s no secret that Texas is still enduring a significant drought as we head into 2015. “Drought restrictions” and “watering days” are common lingo among San Antonio residents as many of us attempt to conserve our precious water. In 2011, drought monitor maps glowed bright red with the bulk of the state in either exceptional or extreme drought. For San …

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER WITH US AT VENTANA CANYON

April 14, 2015

T. Sansom shared a photo where water and saguaros meet! Click to view larger photo. Ventana Canyon is located in the lower range of the stunning Catalina Mountains in the Tucson area. Snowmelt from the Catalina’s or summer rains feed into creeks, pools, waterfalls, and even a delightful destination called the Maiden Pools. Although the creeks are dry much of the …

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ADVENTURE ALERT! – EARTH DAY AT THE PHOENIX ZOO – SATURDAY, APRIL 18 – 9 AM TO 4 PM

April 15, 2015

Water – Use it Wisely is headed to the Phoenix Zoo this weekend to celebrate Earth Day! You can visit several Earth Stations throughout the Zoo and become a Planet Patrol ZOOper Hero! Learn about water conservation at the Water – Use it Wisely booth – test your Arizona water knowledge and take home one of our super cute Earth …

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PLANT OF THE MONTH: PALO VERDE

April 20, 2015

Palo Verdes are native to the arroyos and foothills of the southwestern deserts and Mexico. Their unique green to blue-green bark and branches carry on photosynthesis, even when their small leaves are not present. This is a great strategy by the plant to conserve water during dry seasons. In the spring, these trees are covered with masses of bright yellow …

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Hybrid Palo Verde

YOU COULD WIN A SUMMER TO REMEMBER – THE 2015 KIDS CONTEST

April 23, 2015

Wayne Drop had the adventure of a lifetime, and now you and your family can have the best summer ever. For this year’s Water – Use It Wisely Kids Contest, we’re giving away a summer prize pack valued over $2,000 that includes tickets to amazing Valley experiences, including: Arizona Diamondbacks game at Chase Field Arizona Science Center Arizona Museum of …

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