Category Archives: Water Conservation

Gardening During a Drought – Drip Irrigation

The California drought is expected to continue, possibly intensify, well into the spring and summer season. As these conditions worsen, there are plenty of ways to conserve water around your home. Working with a low water supply or water conservation mandates does not mean your gardens have to suffer and turn brown. Wind up those hoses and invest in drip irrigation – your plants will thank you! Drip irrigation systems provide water and nutrients directly to the roots of your plants, resulting in effective delivery to the places it’s most needed. By delivering the water directly to the root zone, your garden will show more …

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Landscape Like a Pro

As you plan your summer landscaping projects, there are a few things to keep in mind. Strategically planning your gardens and lawns will help conserve water and save you money in utility bills. Knowing the best plants and products for the Northern California climate will guarantee your landscaping project success. Select climate-appropriate species. Plants that are native to the area you live are much more likely to thrive and require less water. Grouping plants together by water requirements allows you to water appropriately without over- or under-watering dissimilar plants. Choose plants within the correct Hardiness Zone. The region of our stores (Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Ukiah) …

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6 Tips for a Greener Lawn

With the current drought conditions in the Northern California area, you may be thinking that your lawn could end up as dry as the reservoirs. That doesn’t have to be the case! A few simple tricks can get your grass green and healthy with minimal usage of water. You may just make your neighbors green with envy! 1. Sprinkle Early. Watering during cooler morning hours is ideal. Midday watering increases the amount of evaporation and is less effective. Start your sprinklers before 9 am for the least chance of evaporation water loss. 2. Avoid Concrete. Set up your sprinklers and double check that they hit …

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