Conservation Archives - Water Use It Wisely

The Edible Gardening Series: Save The Seeds!

Welcome to the third installment of our early fall series on water-wise edible gardening. So far, we’ve talked about The Basics of Water-Wise Edible Gardening and introduced you to harvesting edibles from the landscape in our blog Putting The Desert In Dessert. Now it’s time to talk about seed saving… Read More

The Edible Gardening Series: Putting The Desert In Dessert

We’re back with the second part of our four-part series on edible gardening! Did you miss us? We missed you! Last time we introduced you to the basics of water-wise edible gardening, and now that we’ve given you a week to mulch, plant and tend to your bountiful harvest (maybe),… Read More

COMMON GREYWATER SYSTEM MISTAKES TO AVOID

Greywater systems are a great way to increase a household’s water efficiency. Overall, these systems are quite intuitive, but those that are new to greywater use can benefit from understanding where mistakes might be made along the way. It’s no secret that freshwater shortages are growing across the globe. One… Read More

SMALL SPACE? TRY USING SMALL, DESERT-ADAPTED TREES

It is far too common to see trees that are entirely too large for the yards they occupy. When trees with mature canopies reaching 30 foot or greater (like Ficus or Chilean mesquite) are planted in tiny front or narrow side yards, the amount of pruning needed to keep the… Read More

BUY OR REMODEL GREEN FOR COMFORT, HEALTH, AND WATER EFFICIENCY

Buying a new home or remodeling an existing one offers an opportunity to improve the comfort, health, and performance of your home by incorporating energy efficiency improvements, water savings, and indoor environmental enhancements. The following tips will help you make informed decisions, whether you’re planning to buy a new home… Read More

WATER HARVESTING BASICS

Water harvesting is the capture and storage of rainfall to irrigate plants or to supply people and animals. It is one of the oldest known gardening methods. Water harvesting dates back to the beginning of agriculture. In the desert southwest, Tohono O’odham, and Hopi tribes still harvest rainwater after the onset of summer and winter rain. Did you ever play… Read More

Rain Chain with Rain

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE A WATER LEAK

When your home is faced with water damage, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Your initial stress will probably result from the fact that your pipe just burst and your basement is flooding, or that your faucet has been leaking for weeks without your knowledge and you can’t possibly wrap… Read More

TIME TO PROGRAM YOUR IRRIGATION TIMER!

July is Smart Irrigation Month, so that means that summer is a great time to learn about controlling your irrigation timer. Just because you have one hanging on the side of your house or in the garage doesn’t mean you can set it and forget it! Unless you have a ‘smart… Read More

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