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Rigging up a barrel to collect rain and direct it to thirsty plants is one of the best ways to garden smarter. Harvesting rainwater is a tried-and-true practice. Once you realize how much water can...
Gray water has multiple uses
With growing populations and shrinking water supplies, it's necessary to use less water, and use it for more than one purpose. Some people are installing systems in their homes to capture used...
Have a plan in place to maintain your garden while preserving water
When it's hot and dry, your gardens need constant watering. There are efficient ways to give your plants the moisture they need and still conserve water. Most gardeners try to conserve water...
How you can be more efficient when watering your lawn and garden in hot, dry conditions.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), total daily household water use in the United States is approximately 29 billion gallons of water. About 9 billion gallons, or 30...
Reduce indoor water use in the kitchen, laundry room and bathroom with these helpful tips.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a typical household uses approximately 260 gallons of water every day. Here are some ways that you can save water at home this...
Soil performs physical, biological and chemical cleaning of water.
A website and smartphone app can tell you
The river that supplies your town with drinking water – is it polluted? Or how about your favorite lake – is it safe for swimming and fishing? A website and smartphone app called “...
AJ and Kellie Blair are using farm practices to help protect water quality in the Gulf of Mexico
The state of Iowa is a long way from the Gulf of Mexico, but a young Dayton, Iowa, couple is doing what they can to prevent excess nutrients from flowing downstream into the gulf waters. AJ and...
Water the plants underground
I’m getting really tired of dragging the hose out every day to water my gardens. Thousands of years ago, humans had a much more efficient way of watering. They buried unglazed, terra-cotta pots...
In just a few hours, and for less than $50, you can build a rain barrel that can save up to 1,300 gallons of water every summer.