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EC Landscape News - SUMMER 2017 EDITION


The Summer 2017 Edition of EC Landscape News is now available online.

What better time to read about water conservation than now. Summer is here and as we ourselves adjust to the higher temperatures, we also make the necessary irrigation controller adjustments to offset the evaporative water losses and to quench the thirsts of our plants and lawns. This issue includes discussion about water conservation practices, including water saving methods, selecting the right plant materials, and irrigation system upgrades and modifications.

We also take a look at the chanllenges of balancing plant material and turf grass watering needs with water conservation regulations and mandates..

Last, but not least, it is easy to take for granted our beautiful surroundings in the form of trees, commonly referred to as the 'urban forest'. In this issue we look into the urban forest experience and what makes it so important in our communities. Continue Reading

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TIME TO DRINK UP!


The 2017 Summer Season is upon us and temperatures are already in the triple digits. With temperatures of this magnitude, it is important to hydrate and implement safety precautions. Dehydration can sneak up on you with little or no warning. So it is advisable to remain proactive and adopt preventive measures.

Preparation is your first step in prevention. Here are a few pointers from the American Red Cross to help keep you and your loved ones safe.

  • Discuss heat safety precautions with members of your household prior to a heat wave.
  • Have a plan for wherever you spend time: home, work and school, and prepare for power outages.
  • Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
  • Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
  • Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.


HAVE A SAFE SUMMER!

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