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Save Yard Water with These Easy Tricks

Whether you have a standard lawn or a water-conserving Xeriscape, conscientious watering is important. Not only does it save resources, it can also help save you some money and prepare you for drought-related water shortages. The best thing you can do to maintain a low-water garden and yard is to avoid overwatering. Often, people will forget to adjust their watering practices with the changing season. Overwatering is especially prevalent in the fall when summer water schedules are simply too much for the cooler season and shorter days. When plants and grass are overwatered, the water goes beyond the root zone and is wasted. It can …

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Saving Water With a Greywater System

Greywater systems are designed to reuse your indoor water as the water needed for your outdoor irrigation needs. The collection and redistribution of water from drains and taps can significantly reduce your water footprint. Greywater systems can vary in size, collection method, and storage capacity. The simplest systems just require buckets! Use a bucket to collect the water from general sink use, like hand washing. Placing a bucket or two in the shower can also help collect water to use later instead of letting it run down the drain. Capacity of these simple systems is limited to the size of the bucket, though water can …

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How to Install a Deck

There is nothing better than sitting outside on your deck on a summer day. Soaking up the sunshine, ice cold drink in hand, grill ready, birds chirping. If your deck area is subpar, it can take away the enjoyment and present danger if the boards are rotten, broken, or sagging. Revamp your deck this summer and you won’t have to worry about it again for a long time. Installation is easier than you may think, and the Friedman’s experts are ready to help! Once your deck frame is in place, with joists a maximum of 16” apart, you’re ready to place the first board. Place …

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