March 01, 2013
Mulch. What exactly is it?
Mulch is defined as any material applied to the soil surface for protection or improvement of the area covered.
What is Mulch used for? And is it REALLY a necessity? Let's take a look and you be the judge...
February 10, 2013
Knowledge is power. While fresh water is a renewable resource, the world's supply of clean, usable water is decreasing faster than it can be replenished.
Take a look and see the different ways you can conserve water in 2013. Water is our most precious resource. Together we can make a difference.
January 01, 2013
In keeping with the tradition of New Year's Resolutions, it's only appropriate to add "water" to your list of easy things to do! We've all heard the drinking water “rules.” You probably know that you should drink between 8 and 10 glasses of water each day. Let's examine just a few of the many benefits to drinking water every day.
December 01, 2012
December has arrived and with it all the hustle and bustle that the holidays bring to each of us! For many, it is a time of reflection and counting the many blessings we all have—friends, family, health. For most of us, the one thing that we need to add to our list is water.
November 01, 2012
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then you definitely don't want to miss this month's feature. Colder temps have brought us blessed relief from the heat of the summer. Our thoughts turn to the approaching holidays as we put away the Halloween decorations and begin to make our gift giving lists. As we prepare for all the activities this happy season brings, don't forget to take the time to winterize your home! Our homes are, typically, the single largest expense we have every month.
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.