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Xeriscape Gardens: How to Get a Beautiful Landscape With Less Water
"serve water and make gardening much easier with the xeriscape approach’s 7 principles... Denver Water utility for a new and comprehensive approach to water conservation. The... strict watering laws. You can only water x 2 days a week, your day is a according... mean no water at all. All living things need some water to survive and thrive. Don't... "saving water"--how ironic, you aren't "saving" water in any sense--either watering..."
The Top 5 Ways to Save Water at Home
Get on the fast track to preserving a valuable resource and saving money too with these smart, effective strategies
"start water conservation efforts is outside. But water consumption indoors shouldn’t... their water consumption 20 percent by the year 2020. The typical American family... gallons of water every day. According to Rea Gonzalez, a representative at the Los Angeles... of that water — about 60 percent in relatively arid California — is used outdoors for... for watering the yard and filling a swimming pool or hot tub. So, obviously, a great..."
Green and Clean: Sleek Water-Wise Bathroom Fixtures
By choosing ecofriendly faucets, showerheads and even toilets, you can save loads of water and money without sacrificing style
"loads of water and money without sacrificing style... predicting water shortages in 36 states by 2013. Being water wise can cut your utility... water future. The bathroom is the place to start since it's the water hog in your... indoor water you use. Check out these water-wise plumbing fixtures that don't compromise... called the "water planet," but remarkably little of the blue stuff — less than 1 percent... drinking water. The rest is tied up in saltwater, ice caps and other less-accessible..."
Easy Green: Big and Small Ways to Be More Water-Wise at Home
These 20 tips can help us all make the best use of a precious resource. How do you save water in summer?
"conserving water. Whether your goal is to help your community during a time of drought... your home water bill, there are many simple, effective changes you can make around the... to save water and protect our waterways are a good place to begin.... of cold water I use less water. I use my dog's left over water to water the plants... drinking water in the watering can to water our houseplants. They prefer filtered water..."
Dry Riverbeds Solve Water Runoff
Spring rains don't have to lead to slides. Dry riverbeds redirect water runoff and add beauty to your landscape
"redirect water runoff and add beauty to your landscape... mismanaged water is not just inconvenient; in some areas it is truly dangerous. In my... too much water can lead to slope destabilization, slides and ocean pollution as runoff... manage the water on a property, whether you expect flash floods or simply hope to ensure... direct the water that enters your site as productively as possible.... with rain water collecting in our side yard due to a swale (our neighbors landscaped..."
How to Choose a Home Water Filtering System
"which water purification method is best for your house, from pitchers to whole-house... your own water at home is an easy way to get great-tasting purified water, without the... best? Do water filtration pitchers really work as well as undersink or whole-house models... pick the water filtration system that best fits your needs. Learn how to find out what... in your water, how the most common types of filtration systems work, including their..."
"house's water table keeps wetness outdoors and adds architectural interest to a home's... direct water away from the building's foundation. A water table is typically curved... direct water away. A water table is also a prominent design element that can visually... A water table is an architectural element at the base of a building; its purpose... path for water. A water table is also a feature of wood construction and wood-sided..."
A Place on the Water: 4 Inspiring Designs
"e how water and views shaped these shoreline escapes... near water has an undeniable appeal. Be it a river, lake, or even an ocean, bodies... bodies of water offer relaxation, a unique vista, and the opportunity for recreation... to the water, until we are actually sitting atop it. See hundreds of beach-home photos... of the water comes inside. Note the reflection of the water on the glass walls.See... to the water. The Lake Guest House might be set back a little bit from the water's..."
Want to Live by the Water? What You Need to Know
Waterside homes can have amazing charm, but you'll have to weather design restrictions, codes and surveys
"on the water than inland. Those perils still exist but are managed today, and living... on the water (a large lake): a cleaning nightmare. Water atttracts bugs. Bugs attract... on the water, though it is an inlet on San Francisco Bay, not a cliff-edge over the... over the water and the tide come and go. I live on Puget Sound waterfront and the concerns... Thanks for featuring our Eagle Harbor Cabin in your article! --Nils @Nils I really like..."
Patio of the Week: Water and Fire Mingle in a Canadian Front Yard
If the illuminated moat winding through this Ontario patio doesn't dazzle you, the 8-foot-wide fireplace will
"It's a water feature made of Ipe wood, stainless steel and glass (glass not installed... moving water. What a glorious setting they've created! A true idyll - no small wonder... always feature such interesting homes and properties. How do they keep the furniture... fire and water. Our pool has a waterfall with a firepit built to the side of it so... fire and water at night, just in the backyard! I've been a proud Oakville resident for..."
6 Water-Wise Perennials for Blazing High-Altitude Summers
Scorching weather and high elevations don't have to mean scraggly plantings. These blooms are as gorgeous as they are tough
"care or water, once their root systems are established. They are particularly well... plants featured here, sea holly, chocolate flower, and hummingbird trumpet are deer... suggestions on water-wise and native plants to replace our lawn. I would love to hear from... gallons water Mix and let mixture sit outside for a week. Pour or spray it around... 500 feetWater requirement: Low (but water well the first year to establish it)Light..."
Great Design Plant: Parry Manzanita Stands Out in Low-Water Gardens
Make a dramatic architectural statement and feed wildlife in woodlands and more with Arctostaphylos manzanita
"that gets watered every other day is hanging in there. Four that I planted in ground... barely watered didn't survive. One didn't survive the trip from the CA nursery. Any... never watered and thrives. Will this grow in Maryland? The first picture gets me... favorite feature, they almost look like well-tanned human arms and legs to me! I'm at... your zone)Water requirement: Drought tolerant to occasional; needs adequate water when..."
6 Lovely Water-Wise Perennials for High Altitudes
Even if your climate is cold and dry, you can still celebrate spring with these hardy and colorful perennials
"into your water-wise garden. Once established they need only occasional supplemental... l watering; a good soaking every few weeks during the heat of summer should do the... running water from the antique limestone fountain along with the incredible selection... beard also features blue-green leaves in an open, upright form that looks great with coarse... zone) Water requirement: LowLight requirement: Full sun to filtered shadeMature size:..."
My Houzz: Tour a Contemporary Townhouse on the Water
An elevator, a stunning outdoor patio space and a private beach contribute to an Oregon family's dream lakefront home
"perfect for water lovers Jill and Chris Hall. Living on the water has always been a dream... island features a convenient prep sink, and the range holds one of Jill's favorite... favorite features — the mounted pot-filler. The couple wanted an updated cottage look that... bathroom features a phenomenal view of the outdoors. Glass tile and marble from Ann... local water and outdoor elements," Leasia says. The spacious vanity has a sturdy..."
Get the Look: Falling Water in the Bath
"falling water somewhere in the space. You can do this with color and materials and... falling water. So curious if anyone has ever seen the ceiling mounted bathtub filler... falling water from an infiniti-edge tub. I love this album! Wish I would have seen... this water feature. Textured panel behind tub. A freestanding bath tub is centered... look like water being gently blown by the wind. Curved wall in a watery color. A freestanding..."