Archive for September, 2017

PREVENT WATER RUNOFF – TRY CYCLE AND SOAK

September 11, 2017

Our heavy clay soils are very fertile, but have very small pore spaces and are slow to accept water. Infiltration rates are well below one-tenth an inch per hour across most of the metro Phoenix area. On slopes or compacted, heavy clay soils, water is generally applied faster than it can soak into the soil, resulting in water being wasted as …

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DRAB TO FAB: WATCH AND LEARN FROM THIS BACKYARD MAKEOVER

September 27, 2017

Lisa Osborne and her husband bought their City of Avondale home in 2008. They planted two citrus trees in the backyard that sat in a field of gravel for years and proceeded to turn brown. Until last November, the backyard had not changed. The economic downturn and family responsibilities left the yard to become what Lisa called the dog’s den, …

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER WITH US AT ROOSEVELT LAKE

September 30, 2017

Tamara C. shared this photo overlooking Roosevelt Lake and bridge from a rocky shoreline.  ABOUT THE LAKE Roosevelt Lake was created in 1911 after the completion of Theodore Roosevelt Dam on the Salt River as part of the Salt River Project. The dam enabled early settlers to grow citrus, cotton, and even farm animals. The dam continues to provide a means of …

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