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Monday, July 21, 2014

When the Sun Shines

When the Sun Shines

It’s imagery Monday – content for your eyes.  Catching those rays of sunshine can be wonderful for our sun-loving plants but there’s one quick piece of advice for plant and garden lovers abound as we head into the latter part of July. It’s a repeated message, and often during the summer months. But regardless where you live, most cities and towns impose some type of water restrictions for outdoor use. Don’t ignore them. Being a steward of this precious resource (water) is as important as being a good steward of the land. If you’ve been paying attention, California is once again experiencing a terrible drought and it is an eye-opener for all to question how and when you water and what.

For instance, if you aren’t supposed to water your lawn on a particular day, make sure your irrigation timer is set correctly for the appropriate times. If you employ garden help, make them privy to your particular town or city’s rules.

Another subtle reminder: watering lawns are similar to phantom energy (the electricity drawn from outlets when equipment is off but still plugged in.)  There is something cool and beautiful about lush, green lawn but repeated watering actually makes your lawn less tough. So don’t be afraid to hold off on watering. It’s amazing how much water is used each year to irrigate lawns and often times, lawns are watered too frequently and a lot weaker because of it.

So toughen up your landscape for when the sun does shine. Make for beautiful garden moments and in the process, be a good steward of all the resources.   As one unknown author once said, “Put your future in good hands – your own.”
Common Name - Painted Tongue

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