Water-Wise

5 Surprising Ways to Save Money Watering Your Lawn

If your water bills have been giving you pause, consider these water smart strategies to save water and money. Water less Less is more when it comes to watering. By watering less often, but deeply, we create deep healthy roots, which better survive times of drought. 1-1/2 inches of water every five days is a good goal.   You can also water less by switching to a drip irrigation system for your garden and trees. Low volume drips reduce evaporation…

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Creating Curb Appeal

9 Principles to give your Home Curb Appeal First impressions are important! Curb appeal is the first thing people notice about your home and it can literally increase the value of your home. What impression does your front yard make? Is it an inviting approach that says, come on in? Or is your home turning onlookers away? Whether you want to make little changes or reconsider your entire front-scape, these 9 ideas may guide or inspire. 1. Start with the…

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Gardens Built for Rain

Do you have a sloping lawn or a shallow depression where the rain always seems to collect and nothing seems to grow? If yes, then you will want to consider a rain garden. Rain gardens are ideal solutions to drainage problems, which may plague your otherwise beautiful lawn. Not only are rain gardens an attractive way to address a common lawn issue, they are a smart water-wise solution bringing multiple benefits. What is a rain garden? A rain garden is designed to…

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