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Stylish and Low Cost 55 Gallon Drum Planters

Stylish and Low Cost 55 Gallon Drum Planters: I wanted to build some simple, low cost & attractive containers for a few fruit trees that were ready to be replanted in my backyard. Using second hand 55 gallon food safe plastic barrels and some scrap wood that I cleaned up on the planer, I w…

Reclaimed wood transforms a blue barrel (or ugly plastic pot) into a beautiful planter.

Reclaimed wood transforms a blue barrel (or ugly plastic pot) into a beautiful planter.

Put Goldfish in your rain barrels to eat the mosquito larvae. Clever.

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Do's & Don't When Making A Rain Barrel For Rainwater Collection | The Fun Times Guide to Household Tips

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 Winterize a Rain Barrel If you live in an area that gets ice, snow, and/or freezing temperatures in winter, you should add one often overlooked task to your Fall Prepare for Winter Checklist

How to Winterize a Rain Barrel

How to Prep and Winterize a Rain Barrel for Winter and Cold Weather

Today's featured DIY project is a great one because we are entering a lovely rainy season soon! Collecting rain water is a convenient, thrifty and green way to water your yard. But not only that, is is a cleaner, more natural way to care for your gardens, yard and landscape. There's an article...

How to Make a DIY Rain Barrel from a Garbage Can

Today's featured DIY project is a great one because we are entering a lovely rainy season soon! Collecting rain water is a convenient, thrifty and green way to water your yard. But not only that, is is a cleaner, more natural way to care for your gardens, yard and landscape. There's an article...

This diagram pretty much shows you all you need to know to collect and store rain water at home. Includes fixtures and fittings.

Rain Harvesting: How To Store & Filter Rainwater

UPDATE: this post is a combination of a few smaller posts that were knocking around from the early days of K.W.N. As these posts contained excellent information on rainwater harvesting and filtering, I have compiled them here in one larger post. I stumbled across this diagram a while back. Unfortunately, I was unable find the […]

How to catch, store, and use rainwater - Sunset.com. Rainwater from a nearby roof fills these tanks, then travels through a gravity-fed drip system to irrigate crops. (Photo: Rob D. Brodman)

How to catch, store, and use rainwater

Capture precious runoff in catch basins, barrels, and cisterns

8 Off Grid Water Systems for Homestead that are Actually Usable

Off-Grid Water Systems: 8 Viable Solutions to Bring Water to Your Homestead

8 Off Grid Water Systems for Homestead that are Actually Usable

Green Inspiration: Giant Rain Barrels | Apartment Therapy

Green Inspiration: Giant Rain Barrels

While on the Cool House Tour in Austin last weekend, we came across one charming home in the middle of the city. The house itself was downright lovely, but what left us awestruck was the backyard. On their moderately-sized city lot, the family had an incredible veggie garden, six clucking hens in a covered run, a three-bin composting system, and a 2,000-gallon rain tank.

Recycle water by turning a trash can into a rain barrel. It's easy! #diy #save

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Recycle water by turning a trash can into a rain barrel. It's easy! #diy #save

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Nature by Design

There are obviously lots of things to consider when building a new home. For Brenda and Howard Chapman, one of the main considerations was creating a warm and relaxed space to welcome family and friends. But another top priority was the location of the garden. Being a master gardener, Brenda made sure the garden was […]

Awesome Ideas of How To Recycle Plastic Bottles

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DIY: Make Your Own Rain Barrel

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DIY: Make Your Own Rain Barrel

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Rain garden with plants that thrive in both wet and dry conditions (from Washingtonian)

Rain Gardens: Beautiful, Easy, and Good for the Earth | Washingtonian (DC)

A crashing thunderstorm after a brutally hot day is one of Washington's summertime pleasures. The rain comes down in sheets, cooling the air and washing it clean. But along with removing pollutants from the air, the rain gathers up any...