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Keeping your lawn lush throughout the summer doesn’t have to mean dousing your grass with a million gallons of water. Instead, keep the grass a little bit longer than usual and you can water less. There are several advantages to “mowing long.” Letting the grass blades get a little longer can reduce the growth, which lowers the water demand: Water and growth are directly proportionate. Watering less leads to slower growth which in turn takes less water. Easy ... Read the rest of this story

Last week I wrote about the cooling benefits of grass and touched on the green architectural benefits of having a green roof. I thought it would be interesting to take that a step further and brought in an expert on the subject. Sarah Mills is an environmental consultant in Southern California helping governments, educational institutions, and businesses begin or expand their sustainability initiatives. These are the questions I asked and Sarah’s answers. Q: What are the advantages ... Read the rest of this story

The recipe for a dull front lawn or backyard seems to be a big rectangle of lawn edged with foliage. I’m not sure where that idea came from, but it is not the most unique look. Break up your blanket of green by adding a path, or creating a flower bed or herb garden. Turning the blanket into more of a quilt is a great way to add interest to your front lawn or backyard. Creating a ... Read the rest of this story

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