Outdoor Conservation

Are you overwatering your yard?

During the summer months, more than 50 percent of our drinking water is used on landscapes and yards. Far too many people think they have to water every day or every other day to have a lush lawn. Read More »

Recommended Outdoor Conservation Practices

Walk across the lawn, if you leave footprints, it’s time to water. “Cycle and Soak” – Water in in two to three short cycles rather than a single long period of time is more efficient and beneficial and allows the water to soak deeply into the ground between the cycles. For example, Water for four minutes, wait at least 60 ... Read More »

Harvested rainwater should not be used for drinking

Many people who are interested in conserving our precious groundwater resources consider harvesting rainwater for a variety of purposes around the house. Harvested rainwater should not be used for drinking. One good reason is that small wildlife — such as squirrels — may be able to get inside the tanks unless protective screens are installed…not to mention insects and other foreign matter. Because of these purity ... Read More »

Tips for a Healthy and Budget-Friendly Lawn

Saving money is on all of our minds these days, and implementing proper watering and planting practices can not only provide positive differences in your water bill, but also give your lawn the best possible opportunity to grow and thrive. Read More »

Xeriscape

Whether called Xeriscape, water-wise or water-smart landscaping, landscape and water industry professionals throughout the nation have embraced landscape water conservation through education. Read More »