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Why You Should Paint Your Lawn Green to Save Water

Why You Should Paint Your Lawn Green to Save Water

This green grass paint might actually look better than traditional fresh-cut grass. Especially if you live in an area that never has nice grass. As the #1 grass painting company in the Sacramento area, this 5-star rated business has been featured on Good Day Sacramento, Fox40, KCRA 3, and the Sacramento Bee for their outstanding and unorthodox solution to the California drought.

Part 3: How to Save Water with Drip Irrigation

Part 3: How to Save Water with Drip Irrigation

When we heard about how much water you can save through Drip Irrigation, we knew we had to add it to our Sustainable Gardening series. With the California drought becoming the “new normal,” it’s more important than ever to save where you can. Here is everything you need to know about Drip Irrigation.

Cutting Down on Water Usage in 5 Easy Steps

Cutting Down on Water Usage in 5 Easy Steps

As of late, Sacramento residents and those living in surrounding areas are acutely aware how essential it is to keep water usage to an absolute minimum. Governor Jerry Brown has made it quite clear that restrictions aren’t just a good practice any longer; water restrictions are, for the first time ever, mandatory for California residents. Combined with his recently announced goals for greenhouse gas emission reductions, now it is more important than ever before to consider efficiency upgrades that will save you (and your state) water and energy.

5 Tips to Help Lower Hot Water Bills

5 Tips to Help Lower Hot Water Bills

Anyone who has ever been presented with a shockingly expensive hot water bill knows just how stressful high energy bills can be. Hot water bills can account for up to 25% of your overall home energy bill, it should stand to reason that this is an area which must be focused upon. We have 5 Tips to instantly save you money on your hot water bill.

Is Hot Water Draining Your Budget?

Is Hot Water Draining Your Budget?

Water heating is more than just a drop in the bucket when it comes to your energy bill. It accounts for nearly 20 percent of the energy costs in a typical home. By finding ways to reduce or be more efficient with the hot water you use, you can keep your energy dollars from going down the drain. Take a look at these quick tips to see how you can reduce your hot water bill. 

Replacing My Showerhead

Water efficiency is one area that I usually choose comfort over conservation. Most “low-flow” fixtures that I have used end up taking me twice as long, are twice as frustrating, and use the same amount of water. I was pleasantly surprised when I gave this one a shot in my own home. As part of the PG&E / SMUD Home Performance Basic Path, customers were required to install a thermostatic control valve shower head in their bathrooms.