There are several things you can do to dramatically reduce water consumption, lower your water bill and still have a beautiful, productive garden.
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Use a rain barrel to efficiently collect rainwater for your lawn and plants.
Build your own rain barrel to conserve water, reduce stormwater runoff and direct water away from house foundations, potentially preventing basement flooding.
When you add a decorative rain chain to your garden, it guides water from your gutter to the ground. Its beauty adds to the overall decor of your landscape while providing a way for rain to reach the ground.
Water is a precious resource, and whether or not your community has water restrictions, it’s wise to make your garden water-efficient.
The easiest and most common method homeowners can use to collect rainwater is to install a basic rain barrel, which is a container stationed along the side of your house that collects run-off from your home’s gutter system. This very simple process merely directs the downspout running down the side of your house into a barrel (most commonly sized between 30-60 gallons) with a spigot at the bottom that can be attached to a hose or fill a watering can.
Make a rain barrel and be waterwise and drought smart.