Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
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Homemade Rain Barrel for Your Yard

Rain barrels are a great way to save and store water for use on your lawn or garden. While commercial models are available, you can also make your own rain barrel from a plastic garbage can. Watch our video on How to Make a Rain Barrel for Your Yard to find out how.

How to Water a Hanging Plant

Hanging baskets are a simple way to instantly introduce color and create interest. However, they can also be hard to get to in order to water. To make watering easier, place a small funnel in the pot with the spout inserted in the soil.
Branch with ice on it.

When to Water Plants Before a Freeze

Plant cells that are plump with water are stronger, so follow these tips when watering plants for freezing weather.
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Gray Water Recycling Systems Save Water

Gray water is the waste water from showers, tubs, sinks, and washing machines that usually goes down the drain for processing at a sewage treatment plant. While you wouldn’t want to drink it, when properly treated, gray water can be used to irrigate your lawn, shrubs, and other nonedible plants. Watch this video to find out more.
Yard landscaped using drought tolerant plants.

Xeriscape for Drought-Tolerant Landscaping

In our changing climate, water is becoming a precious resource. For many communities, municipal water restrictions are now commonplace, requiring innovative approaches to landscaping and gardening. One solution is xeriscaping, derived from the Greek word for “dry,” which employs drought resistant plants and water conservation measures to limit the use of irrigation in landscaping.
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How to Repair Leaky Garden Hose

Garden hoses often develop leaks over time. Rather than throwing the hose out, repair it by cutting out the damaged part and joining the two pieces back together using a repair kit. Watch this video to find out more.
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How-To: Home Irrigation

Most of us want to have that lush, green lawn and be the envy of the neighborhood. For some people, that means dragging out the garden hose with an attached sprinkler. However, that is also one of the most inefficient ways to water the lawn, and a vast amount of the water is completely wasted.
Sprinkler watering lawn

How to Calculate Lawn Irrigation Water Usage and Costs

With the price of water on the rise, it’s become increasingly important to know how much water you use to irrigate your yard as well as how much it costs. Check out our lawn irrigation calculator to find out how much it costs to water your lawn.
Watering houseplant.

Tips on How to Water Houseplants

Watch this video for tips on how to make sure houseplants receive the correct amount of water by recognizing the warning signs that indicate they’ve received too much or too little water.