Here are a few tips to deepen your water-saving Practice, which you aren't likely to find on typical how-to lists. The habit shifts apply no matter whether you live in a house, rental, condo, or apartment.
What is greywater? What is blackwater? What should you be cautious about?
How to make bucketting a habit as part of your overall water savings.
As we enter this dry, dry summer, humans aren't the only ones short of water. In my Backyard Wildlife Habitat, my bird, butterfly, lizard, and insect friends need water too.
Here's what I am doing for the flowerpot / container section of my garden
"Drought" is a really lightweight term for what we're experiencing. We should really be using far stronger terms. A multi-year drought? A megadrought? Aridification?
You pour water on your garden soil but it rolls right off the surface. It won't soak in! Here's what to do.
We know already that it’s gonna be a long hot summer. And (despite LA Times misleading headlines) Southern California is STILL in extreme drought conditions. That means we’ve got to adapt our gardens. Here’s what I’m doing at mine:
In usually-water-lean Southern California, most of us have directed rain gutter downspouts to run into our gardens, so that we can make the most of every drop. (drawing A) This is a great setup for most years, when we get…
As city creatures, most people know streets and shortcuts. They know the municipal grid. But they are very unaware of the geologic watershed that runs beneath their feet.