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Make Sure Your Landscape Weathers the Winter Season

The temperatures have cooled and as many of us plan to head outdoors and enjoy the winter weather, there are a few tips that can help you get your yard ready for you and your winter guests. Properly maintaining your desert-adapted yard during these cooler months will also make help… Read More

ATTEND THE FREE 2020 SRP WATER CONSERVATION EXPO

Salt River Project (SRP) invites Valley customers to learn about water conservation and water supplies at the 13th annual SRP Water Conservation Expo on March 7, 2020, from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a “smart” irrigation controller at a discounted price, attend classes and receive… Read More

Plant of the Month: Shrubby Bulbine for Winter Color

If you’re looking for delicate winter color in small spaces, consider shrubby bulbine. FIELD NOTES Once upon a time in the Groot Swartberg Mountains in South Africa, while photographing an intriguing bulb called Boophone disticha on a dry, rocky slope, we happened upon a lonely, flowering Bulbine frutescens. The species… Read More

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5 Tips to Conserve Water in the Bathroom throughout the New Year

Ultra high-efficiency toilets can help you conserve water in the bathroom by saving up to 13,000 gallons of water a year.  While many New Year’s resolutions include revitalizing gym memberships or clearing out overflowing email inboxes, a great way to start the year off right is to focus on helping… Read More

Plant of the Month: Winter Blooms in the Southwest Garden

Living in the desert southwest has many advantages, including being able to have a landscape filled with winter blooms all winter long when gardens throughout much of the country are brown or covered in a layer of snow. Over the weekend, I stepped out into my garden to see how… Read More

Give the Gift That Keeps on Saving

December is typically the time to shop for others. So, while you’re at it, why not consider a gift of water savings for your home and/or for the environment? Water-efficient devices and appliances give back all year not only in terms of the amount of water saved, but also money… Read More

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Eight Ways to Make Your Home More Sustainable

We asked an Arizona energy and building expert – John Wesley Miller of Tucson – to suggest eight sensible ideas for how to make your home more sustainable. As an award-winning builder and solar pioneer, Miller has been a national leader in energy conservation and green building ideas. He also… Read More

Celebrating 20 Years with our Top 20 Water-Saving Resources

We are very excited to share with our readers that this year, Water – Use It Wisely celebrated its 20th anniversary of helping Arizonans save water with a variety of water-saving resources. What began in 1999 as a joint effort between Mesa, Phoenix, and Scottsdale to launch a water conservation… Read More

Holiday Shopping at Your Local Businesses

The holidays are here and no doubt, this can be a stressful time when deciding on your gift-giving. And this year, there are six fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas than there were last year so you’re going to have to work more efficiently. But don’t fret (or spill your… Read More

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