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  • RainPerfect Pump

    The solar-powered RainPerfect pump for rain barrels provides pressure for a garden hose or low-pressure sprinklers without the need for an electrical hookup.

  • MP Rotator Sprinkler

    With a multi-trajectory rotating system, the MP Rotator sprinkler delivers revolving streams of water more slowly and uniformly, the company says, which allows water to soak into the landscape rather than running off; water usage is reduced by up to one-third versus conventional sprays.

  • WeatherTrak ET Plus Irrigation Controller

    Using data from NOAA satellites and other sources, the WeatherTrak ET Plus irrigation controller adjusts irrigation output as the weather changes, ensuring watering only takes place when needed and eliminating overwatering.

  • RainXchange System From Aquascape

    The RainXchange system combines sub-surface rainwater collection with an above-ground recirculating water feature. Rainwater from the gutters collects in an underground rain filter and is then sent to a modular storage basin; water is pumped to either the irrigation hose or recirculates through the...

  • Rainwater Catchment System From Rainwater Pillow

    The RainXchange system combines sub-surface rainwater collection with an above-ground recirculating water feature. Rainwater from the gutters collects in an underground rain filter and is then sent to a modular storage basin; water is pumped to either the irrigation hose or recirculates through the...

  • WaterSense Certified Faucets From Moen

    The 90 Degree bath suite includes a single-handle, single-hole faucet and a two-handle wide-spread faucet (shown), both WaterSense certified for 1.5-gpm operation. The wide-spread unit features the companys M-Pact valve, and the single-handle model includes a Duralast cartridge.

  • XCI Irrigation Controller From Cyber-Rain

    Using the Internet, the Cyber-Rain XCI controller adjusts irrigation times and schedules based on the weather, thereby providing for up to 40% savings on water bills, the company says. No day-to-day interaction or fees are required, and schedules can be updated via the Internet. In addition to PC...

  • Product Review: Water-Efficient Landscaping

    Reducing outdoor water use is a top priority. Here’s how to combine design and technology for water-efficient landscaping.

  • Extra Credit On The Roof

    When a green roof fails to perform, a school starts over with a new, more appropriate, design.

  • Pitch Perfect Green Roofs

    Vegetation isn't just for flat roofs. Here are some factors to consider when designing and installing sloped green roofs.