Have A High Water Bill? Read This.

September bills with August consumption should start arriving in mailboxes this week. You may be surprised at how much your bill is if you irrigate.  Irrigation can take a 6 ccf (1 ccf=748 gallons) customer to 40 ccf in one month. One sprinkler running for 10 minutes can use up to 170 gallons. Think about how... Continue Reading →

Drought Tolerant Shrubs and Perennials

This is the last in a series of articles about drought resistant plants and xeriscaping from the Mecklenburg County Master Gardeners.  The final two lists of drought tolerant plants include Shrubs and Perennials.  A tip when purchasing plants is to always read the label.  It contains a wealth of information:  mature size, sun/shade/water needs, and... Continue Reading →

Have A Thriving Garden With Less Water

Hi, everyone!  The Mecklenburg County Master Gardeners have been invited by Charlotte Water to provide a short series of blog posts to explore ‘Xeriscaping’ in our gardens and discover which plants are more drought tolerant for the upcoming heat of summer.  (additional articles: Drought Tolerant Flowers and Grasses, Drought Tolerant Shrubs and Perennials, and Top 10 Ways to... Continue Reading →

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