Be water-wise and still have a beautiful garden.

Archive for June, 2009

Irrigate efficiently and save water

Keep in mind the following statements as we work to make efficient use of our limited water resources. 1. It’s better to water deeply and infrequently than frequently and shallowly. 2. Runoff and waste are undesirable (obviously!). It would seem that these two principles are at odds with one another, but if you have a […]


I’m visitng my brother in Connecticut and have admired the massive spreads of perfectly green lawns surrounding the homes in this neighborhood. Nearly every home has a lawn, but in marked contrast to California not a single one has an irrigation system. Lawns are so much happier in climates where it rains.