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Jul 09
Figure the Facts on Water Consumption

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  • 85% of the world population lives in the driest half of the planet.
  • 783 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation. 
  • Various estimates indicate that, based on business as usual, ~3.5 planets Earth would be needed to sustain a global population achieving the current lifestyle of the average European or North American.
  • With expected increases in population, by 2030, food demand is predicted to increase by 50% (70% by 2050)
  • Water availability is expected to decrease in many regions. Yet future global agricultural water consumption alone is estimated to increase by ~19% by 2050, and will be even greater in the absence of any technological progress or policy intervention.
  • Water for irrigation and food production constitutes one of the greatest pressures on freshwater resources. Agriculture accounts for ~70% of global freshwater withdrawals (up to 90% in some fast-growing economies).
  • Economic growth and individual wealth are shifting diets from predominantly starch-based to meat and dairy, which require more water. This dietary shift is the greatest to impact on water consumption over the past 30 years

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By being fortunate enough to live in the United States, many of these issues we will never have to face personally. However, by increasing awareness that water shortage is a struggle of survival millions faces daily; we can better gage the value of it in our lives. By understanding the value of water we can alter bad habits created now, and modify the way water consumption habits are formed for the next generation.   ​​


Jun 16
Recover Your Lawn

As there are changes in seasons and the temperature is changing, often homeowners are faced with the challenge of patchy or thin grass. Once the growing season begins and it is time to maintain your lawn, you should see gradual greening again. However, if the problem lingers, here are a few helpful pointers in choosing an appropriate grass seed to recovering that lush green landscape that you desire.

Choosing the Right Seed

 

Selecting an appropriate species of grass is the most import part of a successful lawn. Your geographic location, orientation in relation to the sun, water supply, and surrounding environment and wild life will all take a part in the success of re-growth in a newly planted yard.  Listed below are three great options of grass seeds that have had tremendous success for different origins.

 

1. Perennial Ryegrass is considered excellent for providing a quick cover and reseeding. It is durable and can handle high amounts of foot traffic as well as germinating and growing at a rapid rate. This seed will produce a shiny green grass- medium texture creating a thick turf.

2. Tall Fescue is a common cool-season grass that has a rapid re-growth rate during the spring and summer months. Tall Fescue is a durable choice and can be vertical in handing areas with partial shade or full sun.  It is also drought-resistant and does not require a lot of maintenance. Seed as instructed and wait for excellent results!


3. Kentucky Bluegrass Mix is a great choice if you are planning on mixing grass seeds. Kentucky Bluegrass Mix is an A- List option when it comes to wanting a fast re-growth and reseeding process. It is also better at resisting disease and insects problems compared to other seeds. ​