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We don't live in England! This site was created to highlight issues and solutions for conserving water on lawns and landscapes across the US.
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St. George looks forward with water conservation - St. George Daily Spectrum

St. George looks forward with water conservation - St. George Daily Spectrum | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
St. George looks forward with water conservation
St. George Daily Spectrum
Residential use is 195 gallons per capita per day. • Also on the ... GEORGE — To keep up with a statewide water conservation goal, St.
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EXTENSION CONNECTION: Florida-friendly landscaping is the law - Lifestyle - Crestview News Bulletin

EXTENSION CONNECTION: Florida-friendly landscaping is the law - Lifestyle - Crestview News Bulletin | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
You don’t have to be an expert gardener or landscaper to create a Florida-friendly yard. All it takes is willingness to learn and desire to build a beautiful yard that protects our environment.
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Way to go Florida Extension!

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Weekly Weather: Texas drought conditions are the best they've been in three years

Weekly Weather: Texas drought conditions are the best they've been in three years | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
Good morning and welcome to my weekly weather report on the immediate past, present and future of weather in the Bayou City. PAST As we head toward winter I wanted to highlight the really nice reco...
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At least this is a little bit of good news...

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Master Gardeners: Xeriscaping -- Using less water while enhancing beauty

Master Gardeners: Xeriscaping -- Using less water while enhancing beauty | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
For all our talk about being au naturel and in touch with the earth, we gardeners sure do come up with some weird words. Take xeriscape. What the heck does that mean?
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Explore Utah Science - Our Water, Our Future

Explore Utah Science - Our Water, Our Future | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
Utah is the second driest state in the country and we use about 40% more water per person than neighboring states such as Arizona, Colorado, and New M...
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Hmmm... looks like Utah is finally taking the water situation seriously

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Episode 6: The Changing Face of Water Management

Episode 6: The Changing Face of Water Management | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
At the 20th Annual Utah Water Summit in Provo last month, Governor Herbert introduced his “gang of six” water experts, who spent the summer gathering ideas
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Big Data helps utilities in California accurately predict customer behavior

big data, behavior, predictive analytics, simulation, consumer modeling, Simulait
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eGuide to a WaterSmart Lifestyle - © SDCWA 2013

eGuide to a WaterSmart Lifestyle - © SDCWA 2013 | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
WaterSmart is where our San Diego lifestyle and water efficiency meet. Each step you take has the potential to enhance your lifestyle, increase the value of your home, save money and inspire a neighbor to do the same.
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If you live in the San Diego area, check out the new eGuide to a WaterSmart Lifestyle. Tips for water use in the home, landscape and plant ideas, soils and compost, graywater reuse, and more are featured in this flip book style document. Lots of images.  

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New posts to include the rest of the US

Hey all water conservation folks out there.

 

I will continue to post on Utah water conservation issues, however, new posts will also feature interesting news and ways to conserve water from around the US.

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Most Stunning Recent Drought-to-Flood Shifts - weather.com Extreme Weather 101: Drought

Most Stunning Recent Drought-to-Flood Shifts - weather.com Extreme Weather 101: Drought | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
Does it seem your weather is lurching from drought to flood, or vice versa, more often? We provide some vivid recent examples.
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Check out The Weather Channel's Extreme Weather 101: Drought. Freaky stuff

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Summer Ends With a Soaking for Southern Utah | KUTV.com

Summer Ends With a Soaking for Southern Utah | KUTV.com | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
KUTV Summer 2013 is ending as one of the wettest on record for some areas in Southern Utah, a sharp
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This still doesn't get us out of the drought
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U.S. Geological Survey on Drought – The Stealth Disaster - Part 1: Overview

U.S. Geological Survey on Drought – The Stealth Disaster - Part 1: Overview | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
U.S. Geological Survey on Drought – The Stealth Disaster - Part 1: Overview
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Landscaping has saved Utahns’ homes from wildfire

Landscaping has saved Utahns’ homes from wildfire | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
None of the Summit County homeowners who implemented a recognized fire-mitigation landscaping strategy lost houses in the Rockport 5 Fire last week.
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Landscaping pros get 'green light' when job searching

Landscaping pros get 'green light' when job searching | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
Today's landscape architects are licensed professionals who can take a patch of land or the grounds surrounding a skyscraper, hotel, office building or home and transform it into a Garden of Eden for all to enjoy.
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Job outlook for landscape professionals is looking good in Houston

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Saving Money by Storing the Rain - Circle of Blue WaterNews

Saving Money by Storing the Rain - Circle of Blue WaterNews | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
Rainwater harvesting, a disruptive idea, catches on with businesses. CoB reporter Brett Walton responds to a recent article in the Guardian.
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Colorado could set standards for U.S.

Colorado could set standards for U.S. | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
Several weeks ago, I wrote about the miracle of the city of Curitibo, Brazil, and the innovative, fearless Mayor Jaime Lerner, who overcame house-high piles of vermin-infested trash and disease-laden filth to make his city the most ecological in...
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This is an interesting idea; "banking" your water rights.

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Xeriscape Council of New Mexico »

Xeriscape Council of New Mexico » | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
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Check out the February Land&Water Summit in New Mexico; a look at drought as an opportunity for positive change.

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Early season storms have Utah scoring early and often for snowpack

Early season storms have Utah scoring early and often for snowpack | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
If the strategy to a good water year is to storm early and storm often, then Utah is headed down a winning path based on the latest precipitation numbers released by the U.S.
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Cautiously optimistic. Not a lot of news on lawn and landscapes this time of year, but this info will affect all of us in the Western US

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Warmer climate, less water for Salt Lake City

Warmer climate, less water for Salt Lake City | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
Research on climate change typically focuses on massive and sensitive landscapes across the globe.
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New Book Addresses Consequences of Drought in Arid Regions

New Book Addresses Consequences of Drought in Arid Regions | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
October 28, 2013: Lead editor Kurt Schwabe of UC Riverside says drought must receive the attention a natural disaster deserves.
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“There’s a significant amount of meteorological and climate research suggesting that the frequency and intensity of drought is going to increase worldwide,” Schwabe said. “We can either wait for a drought, and experiment with costly and lengthy ways to mitigate its effects, or we can learn from the collective successes and failures of countries that have tried to manage it.”

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Salt Lake City goes water-wise to spruce up fire station

Salt Lake City goes water-wise to spruce up fire station | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
Firefighters loaded up wheelbarrows of mulch and raked it around plants in the xeriscaped area at Salt Lake City's Fire Station No. 6.
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Doing it bit by bit...

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Going green? Plant a water-wise garden this fall

Going green? Plant a water-wise garden this fall | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
Nichole Dunville and her husband, Travis, had talked about replacing their lawn with California native plants to conserve water.
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Read about this California family's experience with transforming their yard to a water conserving landscape using plants native to their area.

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Cut Back Landscape Water - (WASHINGTON COUNTY Utah) - Washington County Water Conservancy District reminds homeowners to adjust their irrigation clocks to a recommended frequency of every five days...

Cut Back Landscape Water - (WASHINGTON COUNTY Utah) - Washington County Water Conservancy District reminds homeowners to adjust their irrigation clocks to a recommended frequency of every five days... | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
(WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah) - Washington County Water Conservancy District reminds homeowners to adjust their irrigation clocks to a recommended frequency of every five days.
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WSU takes strides to conserve water

WSU takes strides to conserve water | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
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Weber State U is getting on board.

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Reservoirs hit 20-year low in drought

Reservoirs hit 20-year low in drought | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 - Utah) Utah’s reservoirs are at their lowest level in 20 years, but our drought has less to do with the dry, hot summer and more to do with winter and spring.
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Yep, we are still officially in a drough.

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