Home & Yard

Upgrade Irrigation Systems

According to WaterSense, residential outdoor water use across the United States accounts for nearly 9 billion gallons of water each day, mainly for landscape irrigation.

How to Deal with Frozen Water Pipes

If no water is coming out of your faucet: Do not apply direct heat to the pipes. If your pipes freeze, use a hair dryer to heat the area around your meter and pipes. Make sure the faucet is turned on so melting water can drip out. After your pipes have thawed, look to see […]

Avoid Decorating with Invasive Plants

The Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) and the Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) encourage people to avoid using exotic, invasive plants such as Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) and Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora) in holiday decorations. Though these plants are attractive, it is best not to use them. Birds eat fruits from wreaths and garlands […]