Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Drought tips for homeowners

The news is reporting what many of us already knew: August was an incredibly dry month and Chattanooga is back in a drought. What's a homeowner to do? The National Drought Mitigation Center has put together a collection of resources to help homeowners cope with drought.
Drought can result in cracked foundations, so homeowners may want to keep the soil around their homes moist. Homeowners may also choose drought-tolerant landscaping or even xeriscaping. Water conservation both in the yard and in the home may also be necessary during drought, or to achieve an overall reduction in water use.
Resources include tips on water conservation, gardening and landscaping and more!