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May 12, 2011

Green Your Patio: Save Water

Leakyfaucet With spring in the air, the outside of your home starts to look more appealing than the couch. With that in mind, this week's tips are about how to stay green when reacquainting with your patio.

Tip #4: Don't Waste Water  

This should be a no-brainer, but it's amazing how much water goes towards non-essential outdoor uses. Dry your patio out by landscaping with drought-friendly or native plants. When you do need to use water, get it from a sustainable source: rainwater harvesting barrels are attractive, easy to make, and perfect for spring's wet weather.
Tell us: How do you conserve water in the garden?

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