Keep Your Lawn Green Without Breaking the Bank

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For those of you who don’t live in the northwest, you might not know that we have some of the best summers around. While we get a lot of rain during the winter and spring, you just can’t beat the summer and fall months in Oregon. Compared to most parts of the country, our temperatures our pretty moderate during the summer. Most days are in the 70s to 80s, we have low humidity, and the sun doesn’t set until after ...

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Adventures in Irrigation

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As I talked about during my first blog post last summer, I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few years troubleshooting irrigation issues in my yard. Before moving into my home six years ago, I had no idea what could, and often does go wrong with sprinkler systems. All I can say is I’ve learned a lot.

Need to Replace a Sprinkler Head? No Problem!

It all started when a helpful family member offered to mow my lawn for ...

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Winterizing Your Irrigation System

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If you’re a homeowner like me, you’ve probably heard that it’s a good idea to winterize your irrigation system, which includes your backflow device. But what exactly does this mean? And how necessary is it?

As a DIYer on a tight budget, I always weigh the “necessary” part. Is this something I NEED to do now, or can it wait? Of course, the answer depends on who you ask, and more importantly, where you live.

If you live in a ...

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Fix a Leak Week!

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Did you know that across the US, leaks cause a waste of more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually? Yep! That’s a lot of water! This week is Fix a Leak week, so let’s take a look at simple ways to identify leaks, and how to remedy them.

Fix a leak week culprits – Do you have a leak anywhere?

The easiest way to check to see if you may have a leak is pretty straight-forward. Tell ...

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WaterStart: Bringing Water Technologies to the Desert

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When you think of Las Vegas, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? A water oasis? Probably not. In the middle of the Nevada desert, Las Vegas stands out with bright lights, huge buildings, and hot black pavement. While most of the hotels have at least one pool, Vegas is not a wet region, in any way. But how you think about Las Vegas is about to change due a startup incubator known as WaterStart.

WaterStart

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