Southwestern Deserts

August, 2013
Regional Report

Web Finds

Use Water Wisely
About 50 percent of residential water use goes to the landscape. With drought conditions continuing in the Southwest, effective watering is essential. Water, Use it Wisely contains lots of useful information on saving water, including an interactive, landscape watering guide for either lawns or plants.

Clever Gardening Technique

Take a Sunshine Audit
Make notes or sketches of where the sun strikes in your landscape at different times of the day in the midst of summer. It can help your planning process when you add more plants or determine where to include another shade tree or structure.

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