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Top 5 Watering Tricks for a Healthy and Green Landscape

 Check the soil: First use a moisture meter or good old eight-inch screwdriver to see if your yard needs water. If meter says it’s moist or the screwdriver easily goes into the soil, you can skip running the sprinklers. Inspect your sprinklers: Check your sprinklers on a regular basis for problems like clogged and broken…

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Water Use: The Truth of How We Use Water Will Astound You

There’s a common misconception that most of the water we use at home goes toward household activities like showering, washing dishes and clothes, or flushing the toilet, but in fact most household water is used outside on our landscapes. Hot, dry summers and triple-digit temperatures have a huge impact on our water use in the…

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California’s New Water Conservation Laws

On May 31, 2018 Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law two new bills that will require urban water providers throughout California, including Carmichael Water District (CWD), to set new permanent water use targets for their service areas by 2022. Senate Bill 606 (Hertzberg) and Assembly Bill 1668 (Friedman) provide a framework for setting water use…

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The Best Yard Care Gadgets for Your Landscape

Looking for the perfect gadget? Why not get something that will make your life easier and your yard look great too? It’s a win-win. WaterSense-Labeled Weather-Based Sprinkler Timer: Save yourself the trouble of setting the sprinkler timer by getting a WaterSense-labeled weather-based sprinkler controller. They use local weather and landscape conditions to precisely tailor watering schedules…

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