October 01, 2012
With October's arrival the summer heat has, at long last, given way to the cooler temperatures of fall. Most of us are thrilled that the air conditioning kicks on a little less often and electric bills will begin to decrease. One thing the cooler weather has not brought much relief to is the drought the US has been fighting. Over 50% of the country experienced extreme to moderate drought conditions in July of 2012. When considering these sobering facts....
September 01, 2012
The U.S. is the largest consumer market for bottled water in the world,. Mexico ranks second, followed by China, and Brazil. In 2008, U.S. bottled water sales topped 8.6 billion US gallons for 28.9% of the U.S. liquid beverage market, exceeding sales of all other beverages except carbonated soft drinks. Americans drink 21 US gallons of bottled water per capita per year.
August 01, 2012
The vast majority of water on our planet can't be used, so the fresh water that's available should be treasured. As summer temperatures soar throughout the country, and rain becomes a distant memory, let's take a moment to examine a few very important facts.
July 01, 2012
Summer is here, no doubt about it. As the temperatures climb, so does the dread of getting that water bill after suffering through weeks of 90 and 100 degree days. Isn't it tough enough just making sure all of our beloved lawns and flowers stay green and fresh during the dog days of summer?
June 01, 2012
It's June, and gardeners are already beginning to enjoy the fruits of their labor with fresh fruit and veggies from their own gardens. We wanted to explore ways to practice water conservation when gardening. One of the most effective ways is gardening by the square foot. Listed below are 9 very convincing reasons why even the most experienced gardener should consider this simple approach.
May 01, 2012
We can live without a lot of things in our world and survive quite nicely. Take away our computers and cell phones and a funny thing happens. We get all bent out of shape because we have become accustomed to the convenience they offer. Take away air conditioning? Highly uncomfortable but believe it or not we can survive:) Take away water? Well, that is another story altogether.
April 01, 2012
If you thought the earthworm was only good for fish bait, think again!! This lowly creature is responsible for a lot of great benefits that helps improve your soil’s structure, water absorption, fertility and even suppress weed growth. Take a look for yourself...
March 01, 2012
Hundreds of years ago, long before the invention of chemical pesticides, farmers and homeowners created effective remedies for removing insect infestations from their garden plants. Those same remedies can still be used today. They are easy to make, inexpensive and better for our families and our environment - especially water-the most precious resource we own! Read on...
February 01, 2012
Even though it’s February and frost is on the ground most mornings, it’s time to start thinking about what we need to get our gardens ready for spring. Here are some ideas you can do before the warm weather arrives and the ground is still soft enough for you to dig in!
January 01, 2012
Old Man Winter has arrived so let’s get our homes prepared inside and out for any impending freezes. Here are some quick tips to get ready!