more about: Drought

3 new gadgets that will help you save water

Make every drop count with one of the latest in smart watering gadgets. The best thing about this new generation of smart water controllers? They all have an app, so all it takes to make sure your tomatoes are getting watered is the tap of a finger.

Could this inflatable shower curtain scare you into saving water?

  Okay, so you stopped watering your lawn. You recycle water in the kitchen. Maybe you no longer wash your car. Now are you ready to take shorter showers? With this funky new shower curtain, you won’t have a choice.

Drought hack: paint your lawn green

Lawn painting businesses are booming as a result of California’s current drought. I came across this oddly hypnotizing video about Josh Cox, a Fresno-based lawn painter.

The best drought resources for Western gardens

The wildflowers and redwoods at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden are nice, but when I visited last summer I was particularly impressed by the Home Demonstration Garden, which showcases water-conserving plants and is a natural outgrowth of the garden’s focus on California native plants. More recently, as I pulled together an online guide to our 15 favorite Western botanic gardens, […]