Archive for “Drab 2 Fab” Category

HOW TO DESIGN YOUR YARD FOR YEAR-ROUND BEAUTY | Part 5 of 10

October 16, 2016

We love do it yourself (DIY) as much as you, but when it comes to designing an earth-friendly, water-saving Xeriscape landscape, it’s okay to lean on a professional. Sure, hiring a pro might sound like a sit-back-and-relax kind of process, but a pro can offer you much more than peace of mind. Landscape professionals, like the ALCA-Certified ones we provided …

Read More

HOW TO WATER YOUR LANDSCAPE EFFICIENTLY | PART 4 OF 10

October 3, 2016

The best time to think about how you’ll water your landscape is actually before you install it. That’s because a healthy and efficient landscape plan considers how much water your plants need and how best to get that water to the root systems of your plants. This week’s video brings Lisa Osborne, the Drab to Fab Backyard Rehab Contest winner, …

Read More

HOW TO SELECT LOW WATER USE PLANTS THAT THRIVE | PART 3 OF 10

September 23, 2016

Thanks to an amazing visit to the Scottsdale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden at Chaparral Park during Part 2 of our 10-part series, Lisa Osborne was inspired to start selecting plants she liked for size, form, color and function for her fab new landscape. She also learned about plants that attract hummingbirds and butterflies, something she’d like include in her own backyard. …

Read More

HOW TO DESIGN A LOW WATER USE LANDSCAPE | PART 2 OF 10

September 15, 2016

In last week’s video, you were introduced to our winner, Lisa Osborne, and saw her sad and drab backyard. So we’re excited in our second video to start formulating our ‘fab’ plan for our featured backyard rehab winner! In this segment, Lisa Osborne, our Drab 2 Fab Backyard Rehab winner, consults with Janet Waibel, a landscape architect with Waibel & Associates …

Read More

HOW TO CREATE A FABULOUS LOW WATER USE LANDSCAPE | PART 1 of 10

September 9, 2016

This past Spring, the Water – Use It Wisely campaign had nearly 11,000 entries to its Drab 2 Fab Backyard Rehab promotion with ABC/15 TV.  If you entered, THANK YOU! If you didn’t win, we invite you to live vicariously through our winners, Lisa and Alan Osborne of Avondale. Today launches a 10-part video series where you will meet the winners. See their drab backyard. …

Read More

DRAB TO FAB BACKYARD REHAB: AND THE WINNER IS…

June 2, 2016

In the Spring of 2016, Water – Use It Wisely, along with our fabulous promotional partners, including Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply, the Arizona Nursery Association and its Plant Something campaign, and the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association, gave away a backyard makeover through a promotion with ABC15 TV. A remarkable 10,901 of you entered to win the Drab-to-Fab Backyard Rehab …

Read More