Do's & Don'ts When Making A Rain Barrel For Rainwater Collection
Tired of paying high water bills? Have you heard of the ways you can use a rain catcher to lower those bills? You probably also didn't know that 623 gallons of water can be harvested from 1 inch of rain on a 1,000-square-foot roof and as far as rain barrels are concerned, a typical 1/2-inch rainfall will fill a 50- to 55-gallon barrel. I'm sharing everything I know about making rainwater collection an efficient way to lower your bills and help the environment.
How to Keep Mosquitoes from Breeding in Your Rain Barrel — Greneaux Gardens
We live in South Louisiana. I am convinced that sometimes it is humid enough here for mosquitoes to breed in the air! Ok, so it may not be that bad, but they definitely don't need much water to multiply quickly. We use several rain barrels around the yard for refilling the watering systems for the r
Vote by Sept. 28 for winner of Create a Splash rain barrel painting contest
All the entries are in for the first annual Create A Splash! Rain Barrel Painting Contest sponsored by the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays. Now it’s time to vote for the popular choice winner of the 2011 contest. To vote for a favorite, go to...
Capturing and Reusing Rain Water
Do you ever feel like a chump paying for water when it falls from the sky for FREE? Installing means to capture and reuse rain water is an easy way to cut the costs and impact of watering your lawn and gardens. Rain Barrel To capture the runoff place a rain barrel underneath your down spout. If you have a large roof or get a lot of rain consider installing more than 1 rain barrel. You can install them under each downspout or pick 1 downspout and hook multiple rain barrels up in a chain so…