Everything you need to know about building your very own diy rainwater catchment system. From why you should build one, where it should be, to the details of how to build a rainwater capturing setup.
Catching rainwater seems pretty straightforward, right? Just set something up for rain to land on and let it drain into a container, right? At its most simple, you would be correct but the full picture is a little more complicated than that. Since you likely intend on consuming the water you catch, you need to […]
Collecting rain from your roof in rain barrels is a great way to use a free resource to irrigate the garden. However, rain barrels can fill up within minutes during a rain event. Directing rain barrel overflow into a rain garden is one way to keep more water on your property and create more biodiversity, […]
Catching water in the landscape is more efficient than using rain barrels. Here’s how one suburban homestead used water from their roof to great a front yard garden.
My Hill Country garden is always dealing with drought. This fall, I connected a rainwater harvesting swale to our downspout in the front yard. Proper stewardship of water resources is critical for a successful gardena nd a sustainable community. Read on to see the latest transformation of our front yard from a lawn grass wasteland […]
Capturing water in the landscape is the easiest and most efficient way to store it. Swales help us do that. Learn how to choose the best site for a swale and how to build one.