Nine Water-Wise Ways in Your Garden

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Practical Advice Using Less Water for a More Beautiful Yard

Press Release Video: Water Wise Garden Tips

Fayetteville, February 26, 2011 – The Cape Fear Botanical Garden has invited Ms. Kim Van Borkulo, Build That Green to give water saving tips at the Carolina Home and Garden Show.

It is possible to dramatically reduce your water use, lower your monthly water bill, and still have a beautiful, healthy yard. Following Kim’s simple water-wise ideas may even make the neighbor’s envious.

Save water at all stages of gardening from the ground up with soil treatment, plant choice, mulching plant beds, and even knowing the perfect watering times.

Carolina Home and Garden Show is February 25-27, 2011 at the Cumberland County Crown Center, Fayetteville, NC. During the show, more than eight speakers including Roy Underhill of the PBS Woodwright’s Shop, will discuss a variety of topics including gardening, lawn care, woodworking, and composting. See Kim speak at 1 pm on Saturday.

About Kim Van Borkulo, RLA, LEED-AP and Build That Green
Both nationally and overseas, Kim Van Borkulo has planned and developed multi-million dollar construction projects and thousands of homes plus managed thousands of acres of valuable land. After 30 years of stewardship, Kim promotes durable homes that are healthy for owners and the environment.

Her accreditation as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED-AP) professional and as a registered professional landscape architect (RLA) make an ideal combination for advising owners, builders, designers and others who dream of homes and property with better health, better value, and better balance.

Founded in 2008, Build That Green is an internet-based residential green build coaching and publishing company serving primarily the southeast U.S. region. Learn more online at

About Cape Fear Botanical Garden
Cape Fear Botanical Garden is located on seventy-seven acres nestled between the Cape Fear River and Cross Creek just two miles from downtown Fayetteville. Founded in 1989, the Garden now boasts more than 2,000 varieties of ornamental plants and has several specialty gardens, including Camellia, Daylily and Shade gardens. For more information, visit

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