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How to Use Your Sprinkler System to Fight Mosquitoes

Have you ever tried to sit outside and enjoy your backyard but found trouble doing so? Perhaps you have water in close vicinity to your property, or it was a hot humid day and now that it’s night, the bugs are all around. If so, then you probably can relate to the frustration of mosquitoes buzzing all around when you’re just trying to unwind and enjoy some fresh air after a long day. Not just because…

Read more| Aug 04, 2017

How to Use Drip Irrigation and Plastic Mulch to Grow Vegetables

Most traditional farmers will argue that all you need to yield crop is good soil, water and sunlight. But today there are numerous alternatives to growing vegetables that even if you lack one of these elements, or maybe don’t have the space or time to dedicate to the effort, you can still have successful results with growing vegetables.Drip Irrigation Drip irrigation systems are a great way to ensuring…

Read more| Jul 18, 2017

Organic Weed Control Tips: Non-Toxic Ways to Control Weeds in Your Garden

The push to go organic is not a passing fad. More and more people are coming to realize that toxins in the food we eat and products we use daily are causing us great harm that can only be reversed if we stop letting these chemicals enter our bodies. Organic foods and grass fed meats are more costly because there is careful care in ensuring that animals aren’t eating possible chemicals and that vegetables…

Read more| Jul 12, 2017

The Best Vegetables to Plant in Midsummer for Fall Harvest

Once summer months roll around, those who enjoy gardening are usually busy getting the soil ready and planting the seedlings they started indoors a few months back. The reward from the labor is homegrown, delicious crops to share with your family. Ripe, juicy tomatoes, fragrant basil and spicy peppers are just some of the picks. But there is more opportunity in gardening than just leveraging the summer…

Read more| Jul 06, 2017

Common Reasons Why Residential Sprinkler Systems Fail

Sprinkler systems are one of those must-have items if you’re a homeowner and take pride in the appearance of your front yard. Having a sprinkler system not only means less time wasted standing there with the hose watering the grass, but it can also ease the guessing when you’ve watered enough. Even though sprinkler systems have been around for many years, there are issues that can arise and prevent…

Read more| Jun 20, 2017

3 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Home's Water Usage

The summer months are here. For many of us that means keeping water usage low, especially if there is a threat of drought in your area. Reducing water usage has many other benefits as well including reducing your monthly utility bill and conserving natural resources. Whether you’re tapped into your city’s public water supply or you have a well providing water to your home (and maybe even more so for…

Read more| Jun 14, 2017

How to Create a Drip Irrigation System for Your Vegetable Garden

Have you ever tried to grow a vegetable garden only to have lackluster results at the end of the season? This is a common problem for many because for most plants, it takes more than just digging up some dirt and planting seeds to yield a fruitful crop.Many things like the type of soil, how well you till the dirt, if you are planting at the right time for your temperature zone, and the amount of sunlight…

Read more| Jun 09, 2017

Advantages of Using a Water Flow Meter

If you are tired of watering your lawn with a hose a few times a week, you may be considering installing a sprinkler system to make the job easier. A water flow meter is a component that can help you make sure your lawn gets the right amount of water when it needs it.What Is a Water Flow Meter? A water flow meter is a computerized device that measures the amount of water flowing through a drainage…

Read more| May 31, 2017

To Iron or Not to Iron. The Benefits to your Lawn.

Ever wonder how your neighbor gets such a beautiful, thick, dark green lawn? It used to be the secret weapon for lawn professionals and golf courses. Now readily available to anyone, Iron can help grass turn deep green, especially during the hot summer months. It also has the added benefit of controlling moss!Types of Iron Lawn SupplementsThere are basically two types of applied iron supplements broken…

Read more| May 19, 2017

Imagine a Day Without Water Event, October 12, 2017

On October 12, 2017 the Value of Water Campaign will host its third annual Imagine a Day Without Water event, which raises critical awareness about the importance of a safe, reliable water infrastructure and reduction of water waste.Why there is a Problem Water is invaluable. It is the most common bond between every living thing on the planet. Water is the lifeblood of our economy. It affects our daily…

Read more| May 12, 2017