As water shortages and water security start to mean more and more in this new world weather reality we're living through... You've got to imagine water towers are going to mean more and more. Helmut Erdle, Water tower, Backnang, Germany, 1961
HayneedleSave to IdeabookEmail Photo GARDENA Rain Sensor - $49.99 For an automated watering system, you might want a rain sensor. Gardening supply stores, home improvement stores, nurseries and catalogs are good sources for easy-to-install sensors that can measure rainfall and turn off an irrigation system automatically.
While technology can be viewed as a mixed success in many areas of modern living, it has wrought an unqualified success with lawn sprinkler systems in yard landscape designs. These systems have taken over the drudgery of watering a lawn: no more watching the clock and dragging hoses around and forgetting to turn off the water.
Make an automatic irrigation system with an empty wine bottle, concrete and some scrap wood. Check out the website for the full instructions and material list! http://www.homemade-modern.com/ep49-self-watering-concrete-planter/