16 Amazing DIY Ideas to Spruce Up Your Garden

16 Amazing DIY Ideas to Spruce Up Your Garden

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...

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,

A rainwater collection system is something I really want to start using. This is a great tutorial on how to install a rainwater collection system!

Why Rainwater Collection Works And How To Do It Correctly

Concrete planters are sturdy, strong and often look like decorative stone. If you've used a concrete planter for a plant that has died (or that has been potted elsewhere), and now wish to re-use the p...

How to Clean Concrete Planters. Concrete planters are sturdy, strong and often look like decorative stone. If you've used a concrete planter for a plant that has died (or that has been potted elsewhere), and now wish to re-use the p.

polytunnel with rain collection

Garden Polytunnels gives you this possibility - a simply constructed and cost-effective alternative to a greenhouse - to raise your own vegetables all year round! It is an extremely cost effective solution for raising crops under cover.

Rain Harvesting Into The Soil Instead Of Your Tiny Rainwater Barrel  - how'd you like this in your backyard?

Rain Harvesting Into The Soil Instead Of Your Tiny Rainwater Barrel farm-garden

Solar Shed With Rainwater Catchment The shed was built for longevity, using Hardiplank siding, metal roofing, a cement pad and an entry made from reclaimed hand-made clay bricks. Solar: Six Kyocera 135 watt panels are roof-mounted and actually supply power to our home. Water: The metal roof was installed for longevity but also as part of a clean, rain-water collection system. I've installed gutters on both the front and back of the shed which feed into two 65-gallon rain barrels.

Shed with solar panels running power to our home and rain collection barrels to supply vegetable garden going to do this for the rain

Make your own Rain barrel. The important thing when collecting rain water would be to keep algae, mosquitoes , etc from growing in your storage container. If you have a rain barrel that catches water from the downspouts, I'd be concerned if you have asphalt shingles. I hear that toxins can leach out into the water. If you have concrete, tile, or metal roofing or are collecting the rainwater some other way then no problem.

How to Build a Rain Barrel

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DIY Rain Barrel - I will be building one of these next to my vegetable garden! DIY Rain Barrel - I will be building one of these next to my vegetable garden! DIY Rain Barrel - I will be building one of these next to my vegetable garden!

Each Living Rainwater Tank holds the equivalent of six to ten standard rain collection barrels and is manufactured right here in Austin.

que idéia maravilhosa! Each Living Rainwater Tank holds the equivalent of six to ten standard rain collection barrels and is manufactured right here in Austin.

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