Summer Gardening Tips

Summer is here and that means school is out (Congrats Class of 2018), weekend family BBQs, vacations, and heat!  While we take measures to care for ourselves and our pets, what happens to our precious gardens?  You can safely assume that if it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for your garden.  So what do you do?  Fortunately, we’ve put together a list of six gardening tips to help you and your garden beat…

Eco-Friendly Living by the Numbers

Eco-friendly living is a hot topic for renters, home owners, and businesses alike. And we all love saving money on water and energy bills! But what about eco-friendly living by the numbers? While 83% of millennials believe green living is important, only 65% of the Greatest Generation agree. In fact, the numbers decrease with each generation: 73% for Gen X and 71% for Baby Boomers. We see the same correlation between urban and suburban/rural areas….

The California Drought and Real Estate

With a strong El Niño forecasted for the coming wet season, the drought’s days may be numbered. But for now, California’s water shortage remains tough and steady, with urban water conservation in full force. Stringent restrictions on agricultural water use means fewer crops and parched farmland. But despite the state’s dire water situation, California’s real estate market remains robust. So how could a future California drought and real estate impact one another? As water’s scarcity increases, so do prices–just…

Landscaping for Water Conservation: 5 Tips

California’s temperate Mediterranean climate combined with the current drought means everyone from farmers to home gardeners are wondering how they are going to keep plants thriving this summer during a water shortage. Did you know that landscaping claims an average of 57% of the water used by single-family homes in California? It’s times like this that landscaping for water conservation sounds more and more appealing. As drought conditions are no stranger to California, consider updating…

Getting Through a California Drought: Water Conservation

Though they always seem to catch us by surprise, droughts are very common in California. Once the current water crisis passes, we’ll have another one for which to prepare, so take action now and prepare your home for water conservation. Not only will this help conserve important natural resources, it will help lower water costs! Mandatory water usage reductions are often instated as a result of water crises and the cost of water increases as…