Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sacramento Connect: Blue Thumb Bloggers - Sacramento Bee

The Sacramento Bee hosts a network of high-quality news providers and bloggers in the Sacramento region. Here is a sampling of the best of the current Home & Garden blogs. Check out the full postings: sacramentoconnect.com.

• Elk Grove's Soleil Tranquilli, of the water-wise Blue Thumb Bloggers, offers advice to homeowners who want to join the "no-lawn revolution," including these first steps:

"Keep watering until you have explored a plan. Why? Many rebate programs require documentation of existing lawn areas that are well maintained.

"In the Sacramento area, call your water provider to schedule a free Water Wise House Call. Free! Not sure who your water company is? Enter your ZIP code in the blue box at BeWaterSmart.info.

"Ask your water company for information on its rebate programs for landscape improvements and inquire where they are in the rebate cycle. If none are available, officially ask them to work on that. It's your right as a customer."

Read more at: www.bewatersmart.info/blue-thumb/blog/

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