Content tagged "maintaining a water conserving landscape"

Basics of Organic Landscape Maintenance

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 24, 2015

Photo source: EPA.govMany people are interested in reducing or eliminating pesticides and inorganic fertilizers in the landscape because of concerns about...

Mowing Turfgrass to be Water-Wise

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: September 22, 2015

Mowing height can contribute significantly to the health of the lawn. Correct mowing height can also reduce the amount of water used by turf during the hot...

Types of Lawnmowers

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: September 22, 2015

Robot lawn mowers. Photo credit: HOON Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0  Typical riding mower with grass clipping bag attachment. Photo credit: tyle_r Flickr CC BY-NC...

Pruning Sub-Shrubs in the Water-Wise Landscape

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: January 23, 2015

Popular water-wise sub-shrubs include Russian sage, Blue mist spirea, and English lavender. These plants belong to a class of shrubs called...

Maintaining Native Water-Wise Landscapes

Updated: January 23, 2015

Naturalistic native desert plantings reflect the surrounding desert landscape at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona. Photo credit: ...

Methods of Weed Control in Water Conserving Landscapes

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: January 23, 2015

Limiting weeds through controlled irrigation. Photo source:Joby Elliott Flickr CC BY 2.0Nothing sucks the fun out of gardening quite like weeds.  They...

Myth of a No Maintenance Landscape

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: February 11, 2014

The myth of a no maintenance landscape seems to persist in many places. Any landscape altered by humans will probably need some sort of maintenance....

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