Resources & Tips

Water-Wise Tips For Summer

Summer is here and with it are hotter temperatures and typically an increase in outdoor water use. You can be water-wise and have a healthier, happier yard by using these techniques: Check the Soil Moisture Level Looks can be deceiving. The best way to tell if your plants need water is by checking the soil…

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It’s Time to Spruce Up Your Sprinklers

Now is the time to make sure your sprinkler system is ready for the hot days and weeks ahead. Follow these steps: Inspect: Check your sprinkler system for any broken, clogged or missing sprinkler heads. Turn on your sprinklers one zone at a time and flag any problems you find for fixing later. Connect: Check…

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Keeping Your Trees Healthy

Trees are a critical part of our landscape. They are beautiful to look at, provide shade when the days are hot, sustenance for our tables, homes for wildlife and help clean our air and water. Taken care of properly, trees can continue to provide benefits for generations to come. Now’s the time to get your…

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Fall Into a Beautiful Water-Wise Landscape

Fall is the perfect time to redo your yard and add low-water use plants great for our climate. The soil still hold summer’s warmth, which encourages root growth, but new plants don’t require as much water because the days are getting cooler instead of heating up. When spring rolls around, your fall plantings will have…

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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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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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Top 5 Sprinkler Problems to Watch for in Summer

Most of the water we use goes to watering our yard. By checking your sprinklers on a regular basis for problems and fine-tuning their performance, you can make sure every drop counts. Here are some of the top problems: Broken Sprinklers: At least monthly, run your sprinklers one zone at a time and look for…

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Check Before You Water: Looks Can Be Deceiving

Trying to figure out how much water your yard needs can be a mystery. You might think you can tell just by looking at your plants or by the weather reports, but the best and most accurate way is to check the soil’s moisture level. It’s easy to do and doesn’t require a lot of…

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