Archive for August, 2016

DOES YOUR WATER USE ADD UP?

August 1, 2016

A question we often receive as water conservation professionals is, “How much water should I use?” We squirm, hem, and haw because it’s not a simple answer! Each household and yard is unique. Comparing utility bills with your neighbor is not the most accurate way to gauge if you are using the right amount of water. To solve this dilemma, …

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PLANTING THE RAIN: HYDRATING ARIZONA ONE YARD AT A TIME

August 8, 2016

Envision your dream landscape. Does it have a water-harvesting rain garden, rockwork and basins overflowing with flowering native plants? How about a greywater system feeding a fig tree or a humming pollinator garden? Once you’ve got the image—how do you bring it to life? Join Watershed Management Group (WMG) for the coolest educational series in Central Arizona to learn how …

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER WITH US AT PATAGONIA LAKE

August 28, 2016

H. Dunn shared this photo of one of Arizona’s hidden treasures! It has been said that when you arrive at Patagonia Lake, you won’t believe you’re in Arizona. Located in Patagonia Lake State Park, the lake was created by the damming of Sonoita Creek, and is habitat for bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. It is also stocked with rainbow trout …

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PLANT OF THE MONTH: LEUCOPHYLLUM OR TEXAS SAGE

August 30, 2016

Texas sages are among the most reliable and fool-proof of the low water use plants available in Arizona. In the past twenty years, many new species and varieties have been brought into cultivation. These evergreen shrubs are native to Texas and Mexico, and perform well in our desert with very little maintenance. These shrubs require full sun and good drainage. …

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