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Recent Alternative Irrigation Articles


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Get Down With Rainwater Collection

Posted by Katie Marks | Apr 04, 2014

Right now, the wet stuff is pouring outside; it's raining so hard that it looks a lot like someone is sitting on a cloud and upending bathtubs over the side, watching the water cascade...


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Water-Saving Tips for Drought Times

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 06, 2014

I grew up in a house that relied solely on a 1,000 gallon tank of rainwater for our water supply. Once we ran out, that was it, and running out was a serious concern some summers, especially...


Open-face avocado and salsa verde sandwich, yum! Photo: Jennifer/Flickr

Tips to Green & Save Money in 2014

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 25, 2013

You've already been told that you should buy energy-efficient appliances, swap out your old windows for new double panes, install some solar panels, and do a whole pile of other expensive...


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Get the Dish on Recycling Graywater

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 25, 2013

If you've been putting serious thought into how to make your home more efficient when it comes to water use, you've probably thought about a graywater recycling system, which captures...


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Turning Obsolete CRT Screens Into Gorgeous Glass Tile

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 18, 2013

Thanks to the ready availability of affordable flat screens, many homes are renovating their computer and home entertainment setups to take advantage of high-resolution, low-footprint...


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Plan Ahead for Spring: 8 Efficient Watering Tips

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 12, 2013

This might seem like a weird time to be talking about irrigation, but in many parts of the country, it's still dry, and there's never a bad time to talk about getting ready for the...


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Cope With Water Shortages By Xeriscape Gardening

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Apr 03, 2013

Xeriscaping, quite untrue to its potential to support colorful blooms throughout the seasons, has gotten an unfair association with rock gardens with cacti. While in some climates it...


In addition to irrigating plants, sprinklers allow children to cool off during the hot summer months. (Photo: Alexander Redmon/sxc.hu)

How to Water a Garden During the Heat of Summer

Posted by Erica Glasener | Aug 05, 2012

When it comes to watering the plants in your landscape and garden there is nothing like a long, gentle soaking rain, especially during the hot summer months. As there is no guarantee...