Category: Water Conservation & Drought

Dry Spots In Grass

If you have noticed dry spots in your yard, turn your sprinkler system on and take a minute to see whether new growth on shrubs or trees might be blocking the water spray. In early June I noticed that the grass in several areas of my yard was beginning to die. I watered more often, … […]

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Water Sprinkler Maintenance

Water water everywhere …and Unfortunately Most Of It Is In All The Wrong Places! With the hotter, dryer weather, everyone is cranking up those sprinkler systems. If you have the “typical” pop-up sprinkler heads and they are set to run in the middle of the day, hot and windy days are carrying most of your … […]

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Water Wise Gardening

If another hot, dry summer has wreaked havoc with your landscape, consider these seven principles of Xeriscape – the comprehensive approach to landscaping for water conservation. Good design works with, not against site characteristics like sun, shade, dry slopes, and low spots that collect water. Soil analysis can tell you what amendments will help your … […]

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Drip Irrigation

DRIP IRRIGATION The benefits of a drip irrigation system are immediately reaped once it is installed: lower water usage, getting water to plant root zones rather than weeds, ease of application, etc. Complete starter kits are available at most home centers. Study of one of those kits may be more useful than actual purchase. Specialty … […]

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Effective Watering

EFFECTIVE WATERING Volumes have been written about lawn care, but turf grass is injured by too much water more often than by not enough water. There is a parallel between the human race and grass. Most of us will take the easy way out; the same applies to our lawns. If you water every other … […]

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