Are you like Dory from Finding Nemo and love all things shiny? Good news, according to “Taking a shine to it: How the preference for glossy stems from an innate need for water” published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology¹ (JCP) the love of shiny may be “from an innate preference for fresh water as a resource.” The JCP goes on to recognize “the presence of water has a relaxing and peaceful quality and has a positive influence on people’s level of restoration when feeling worried or stressed.” (PDF)
Taking Care of Water
How do you take care of the things you love? Do you protect and preserve that which you love? There are many ways to protect and preserve water, but when it comes to water in the landscape making sure to only use the minimum amount of water needed means taking advantage of the latest advances in irrigation product design and irrigation technologies.
For the Love of Irrigation
As we transition into the winter months most irrigation systems are either off or running on a greatly reduced schedule. Now is a great time to start planning for changes and upgrades before the 2015 growing season starts. Here are 5 recommendations for consideration:
If you want more to suggestions check out recommendations from our friends at Denver Water. Be sure to also check out your local water authority for irrigation recommendations or use ours.
Giving Credit Where Credit is Due
One of our loyal readers emailed me “Our Love of Shiny, Glossy Things Goes Back to Our Need for Water” from The Daily Stat published in the Harvard Business Review. The article was a brief summary and referenced the study in the JCP . Thanks Pam for being a loyal reader and keeping us informed on non-traditional sources for water news.
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(1) Meert, K., et al., Taking a shine to it: How the preference for glossy stems from an innate need for water, Journal of Consumer Psychology (2013), https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcps.2013.12.005