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1844 water fall Ideabooks
Ditch the Ordinary Ditch: Create a Realistic Dry Creek Bed
"turn your water runoff system into an eye-catching accent for your landscape... excess water away from structures to more appropriate areas. They do, however, lack... precious water to infiltrate the soil and replenish the water table. If you want a dry... often water repellant! In the case of these projects where handling water runoff... irrigation water no longer runs through ditches here but it does catch rain run off from..."
The Case for Losing the Traditional Lawn
"of them watering if needed. To reduce water use I collect rain water, but use it within... danger of falling limbs from strong winds - horrible mess of leaves/debris that fall... cleaning the water from my roof before entering the water table. @Lyda: from your use of... mowing and watering that grass takes. Absolutely love this article and the new emphasis... ton of water and emits massive amounts of pollutants just to be produced. BTW no need..."
Houzz Call: Are You Letting Go of Your Lawn?
Many facing a drought are swapping turf for less thirsty plantings. If you’re one of them, we’d like to hear about it
"never watered the grass, except for the water that hits it when I'm watering the... lot of watering is unnecessary. People water on schedule, rather than only when a... at our water bill's graph showing the huge drop in water use compared to this time... of auto watering systems. No water plants are available more than one realizes.... around the water feature. "Spiderwort" around the "back side" of the water feature. We..."
6 Dependable Ground Covers for Warm Climates
Swap some lawn for these drought-tolerant clumping plants — and watch your maintenance efforts diminish while they easily grow
"useless, water consuming lawn for ground covers, I'd do it in a heartbeat! As noted... spring and fall, sometimes in summer and winterWhen to plant: Spring to fall Cinnamon... 7b to 11Water requirement: Average; tolerates standing water and drought once esta... ly in fall and winterWhen to plant: Spring to fall Lilyturf(Liriope 'Evergreen G... ly in fall and winterWhen to plant: Spring to fall Firecracker Plant(Russelia eq..."
How to Replace Your Lawn With a Garden
New project for a new year: Lose the turfgrass for energy savings, wildlife friendliness and lower maintenance
"well-designed, water-efficient landscape can often look more at home and more beautiful than... whose water needs exceed what nature provides. Even in areas where rainfall is plentiful... Australia, water is precious and to pipe in treated sparkling water to keep a lawn green... lot of water. I am agree with Sigrid, lawn don't need watering or fertilizing in many... However, I water (use rain water but not always) some perennials and annuals, vegetables..."
Meet a Lawn Alternative That Works Wonders
Carex can replace turfgrass in any spot, is low maintenance and adjusts easily. Add its good looks and you’ve got a ground cover winner
"as much water than open water would evaporate, So be water conscious! Benjamin... the rill fall into the water on a weekly basis. It was all the decomposition of the... supplemental water in the summer and it has performed admirably. Looks like a great alternative... haven't watered at all and we haven't gotten any rain (drought year so far). It's doing... clean water. Put a small sign out front that says what you're doing. Create a mowed..."
Houzz Tour: Going Completely Off the Grid in Nova Scotia
Powered by sunshine and built with salvaged materials, this Canadian home is an experiment for green building practices
"are the water tanks for storing hot water? And how much heat is from solar versus... pollute our water, or require huge amounts of energy to demolish. The house in this article... our hot water in the winter months. Cudos to Jen and Keith Bravo! Well done on many... tree limb fall on it. If I were still living in a rural area where propane or electric... two hot water tanks tied to the solar thermal system are situated. We also have a return..."
35 Fabulous Fountains
"Little Water Music In Your Garden... said that water is the driving force of all nature. Although in nature, water can be... Implementing water features in the garden can accomplish the same task. Outdoor fountains... of a water feature to add to your landscape or patio.... that has water falling from a variety of heights will have a lovely complexity of sound... bubble water straight up so that it falls right back in the same pool and also fountains..."
Get Your Garden Moving for a Magical Mood
"wind, water and wild creatures to add dimension and life to your landscape... France. Water fall I have a SE facing sunny slope next to the golf course. I would... to the water & wildlife elements earlier...on my own even ! Fyi, Ive become a Japanese... imitate water movement. Wind chimes and whirly gigs bring movement and attract the... Cascade Falls bald cypress (Taxodium distichum ‘Cascade Falls’, zones 4 to 9). These..."
Flood-Tolerant Native Trees for Soggy Soil
Swampy sites, floodplains, even standing water ... if you've got a soggy landscape, these trees are for you
"standing water ... if you've got a soggy landscape, these trees are for you... Fall is the best time for planting trees, but you might be getting cold feet about... nuts and fall color, there's a solution for every soggy site.... great fall color We just landscaped and were warned not to plant any type of Hemlock... standing water throughout Southeastern swamps, from North Carolina to extreme southeast... leaves in fall to reveal a beautiful framework of white branches and multiple trunks..."
Southwest Gardener's August Checklist
Manage monsoon effects, remember to fertilize and don't let the heat deter you from planting for fall
"shorter, and fall will be here soon. In the meantime, summer rains and increased humidity... helping water our plants. If you are fortunate enough to get a half hour or more of... skip a watering cycle or two.... through fall.Shown: 'Green Cloud' Texas Ranger (Leucophyllum frutescens 'Green Cloud')... jet of water. Low Deserts (up to 3,000 Feet)Make sure plants aren't getting too much... much water. With the increased humidity and rainfall that the monsoons bring, your..."
10 Top California Native Plants, Trees and Grasses
Enjoy a fuss-free, water-wise garden in the Golden State by growing plants naturally in tune with the climate and wildlife
"fuss-free, water-wise garden in the Golden State by growing plants naturally in tune with... infrequent water during dry summers. The rule of thumb to establish water-wise California... infrequent water and others regular water as frequently as every three days. Know the... early fall to benefit from the rainy season — they put down their roots when it’s... is to water once a week the first summer, once every two weeks the second summer..."
Living Roofs Crown Green Design
Living roofs save energy, improve air, water, curb appeal — and the view from above doesn't hurt either
"air, water, curb appeal — and the view from above doesn't hurt either... roofs shed water quickly and efficiently, contributing to both higher and faster peak... *Enhanced water quality. Plants and soil in a green roof absorb and break down pollutants... roofs fall in the category of blight rather than grandeur. Cost of installation and... full watering system vs. none, etc.). Start small if you're doing it yourself..."
Pacific Northwest Gardener: What to Do in July
Deadheading spent flowers, keeping up with watering and starting seeds indoors are the biggest gardening tasks for July
"up with watering and starting seeds indoors are the biggest gardening tasks for July... show. Watering is also key during hot, dry periods in the Pacific Northwest. Even... supplemental watering of flowering perennials and vegetables. Choosing a stylish hose is... indoors of fall crops and greens. By planning now, you can ensure a long season of beauty... indoors for fall crops. Fall vegetables and greens, such as cabbage, kale, spinach, lettuce..."
Enjoy Your Summer Garden — Here's What to Do in July
Our July gardening guides take the guesswork out of your summer watering, pruning and planting. See our tips for your U.S. region
"summer watering, pruning and planting. See our tips for your U.S. region... drink. Water, prune, feed and plant; before you know it fall will be here. And while... enough water, but not wasting water. The key is to target water in the plant’s root... broadcast watering."Get her Rocky Mountains July checklist Texas. "Water less often but... follow any water restrictions or watering guidelines for your area, but consider adding..."