Author: Adrian White

Is a Greywater System Right for Your Landscape?
Environment, Landscaping, Water

Is a Greywater System Right for Your Landscape?

Imagine that instead of flowing into the sewer system, water discharged by your bathtub, dishwasher, kitchen sink and washing machine was pumped instead into your landscape. The systems that perform this task are called greywater systems (also spelled graywater, grey water and gray water). They sound eco-friendly and resource-conserving, and they […]

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General Lawn Care, Water

Best Lawn-Watering Times

Always water early in the morning That’s the first piece of advice that comes to mind from Lorence R. Oki, who earned a doctoral degree in ecology through the University of California, Davis. He also holds degrees in plant sciences and ornamental horticulture. His specialty is water management — namely, […]

Natural Lawn Pesticides That Work (Hint: They’re Not Homemade Recipes)
Environment, Gardening, General Lawn Care, Home and Garden, Landscaping

Natural Lawn Pesticides That Work (Hint: They’re Not Homemade Recipes)

A beautiful lawn that could be certified organic, and is pest-free. Is it possible? Anyone calling their lawn “organic” will need organic means to repel lawn pests. That means synthetic chemical pesticides are out, due to their negative effects on wildlife and water quality. Folklore Pesticide Recipes: Organic, but Unproven If mainstream […]