Resolutions 2011: Store rainwater and conserve

Storing rainwater is a great way to conserve water for use in your garden.  Tap water has additives (chlorine and fluoride) that plants don’t need or want. Rainwater is also slightly acidic and helps plants access soil nutrients. You can use a rain barrel to collect rain and also reduce storm water run-off which can stress storm systems. Read about the ideas for storing and saving water and the benefits for you and the environment.

Rain barrels are great way to store water for your gardening needs

 

It is simple to collect rainwater using a rain barrel. These large barrels with a spigot collect the rain water that comes from a roof’s gutter or downspout. If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow you can collect a large amount of water every winter by collecting snow in these barrels and waiting for the spring thaw . So if you are shoveling snow, be sure to shovel some into your rain barrel.


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One response to “Resolutions 2011: Store rainwater and conserve

  1. Collecting is a great idea. I have done this for many years. I live in the rather rain deprived southwest U.S.A. I manage to collect enough to seldom resort to tap water for my chickens, rabbits and a small garden My iGarden website contains a rather in depth look at collecting rain water with many do’s and don’t’s as well as a bit of information on collecting and using [gray water] in the garden.
    iGarden can be seen at http://look-at-me.info/rain.html

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