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    many benefits Rain Barrel Benefits We have added a rain barrel our new irrigation system Rain barrels not only store water they help decrease demand during the summer months Rain Barrel Just place the rain barrel underneath your downspout roof drain and ensure it s sitting on a level surface Once it collects enough rainwater you can attach your favorite hose to the receptor and start watering your garden Use A Rain Barrel To Conserve Water Rain water barrels can help more homeowners to economize gallons of water during the dry season of summer Preserving water can assist us in saving energy and money as well Rain Barrels Save Money Rain barrels provide a way to supply water to your garden or wash a vehicle and never turn on the spigot in the home You will save money on your water bill How A Rain Barrel Can Save You Money And Benefit The Environment Rain barrel is a very easy way to extend the benefits of a rainfall A lot of water that is consumed goes for watering gardens and lawns This potable water can be saved if one could use an alternate source for watering the gardens Mail this post Technorati Tags 50 gallon barrels benefits collect collecting english rain barrel harvest linking rainwater recycling store systems water Rain Water Barrel Types 50 gallon barrels benefits collect collecting english rain barrel harvest linking rainwater recycling store systems water Plastic Rain Barrels For Your Garden May 23rd 2009 No comments Plastic rain barrels can be used to collect rain water to use in your flower beds and garden This article looks at why more and more homeowners are looking to plastic rain barrels for their outdoor watering needs Avid gardeners spend a good part of the winter planning what they will plant in the spring Even casual gardeners invest plenty of time and money in their plants Regular watering is one key to a successful garden So what s a gardener to do when faced with lack of rainfall combined with water restrictions in the middle of a hot summer More and more gardeners are turning to rain barrels to keep their gardens happy and healthy Saving rainwater to use during dry periods is an ancient practice that is once again becoming popular This low tech but ingenious solution is simple and inexpensive and provides chemical free water that plants thrive on The plastic rain barrels come in a range of sizes with 50 to 60 gallons being most common Simply place the barrel under a downspout in an unobtrusive part of your yard and wait for rain Instead of letting rainwater flow down your driveway and into a storm drain it will collect in the barrel for later use You can harvest a surprisingly large amount of rainwater from your gutters Just a small amount of rain less than half an inch can easily fill a 50 gallon rain barrel so you can quickly start to collect enough to keep your flower beds garden or houseplants well watered It won t be enough o water your lawn but it will be plenty for vegetable gardens flowers and shrubbery says Lars Hundley owner of Dallas based CleanAirGardening com an online company that specializes in environmentally friendly lawn and garden supplies To collect more water you can connect several barrels with a pip or hose or you can put barrels under more than one gutter downspout Once your rain barrel is full you can hook a hose up to the rain barrel to water your garden rain barrels are perfect to use with soaker hoses or you can simply dip a watering can into the barrel Rainwater is naturally soft and free of minerals chlorine fluoride and other chemicals Trees and plants rely on fungus bacteria and nematodes to help them absorb the minerals and nutrients they need explains Hundley Plants have an efficient immune system that allows them to fend off diseases and other invaders as long as they have a healthy soil environment and aren t stressed by other factors he adds Chemical fertilizers fungicides pesticides and drought disrupt the balance and harmony of the soil weakening trees and plants and allowing disease to take over The chemicals and hard water from many municipal water systems also add to the imbalance of the soil Watering with softer natural rainwater is a nice treat for your plants says Hundley In addition to being good for your plants rain barrels can also save you money Some experts estimate that lawn and garden watering make up almost 40 percent of total household water use during the summer by utilizing collected rainwater you can substantially reduce this amount As an added benefit collecting rainwater also helps control moisture levels around the foundation of your house Here are some tips to consider when shopping for a rain barrel Make sure your barrel is child proof A safety grid at the top prevents children and animals from entering All systems should use covered barrels that keep the water from accumulating leaves and other debris They should also have some kind of filter to keep out silt and leaves these can range from a funnel with mesh in the bottom that is covered by gravel to a rainwater washing apparatus that you can purchase Keep mosquitoes from breeding in your barrel by keeping it tightly covered and using debris screens to filter water before it enters the barrel Cleaning your gutters and downspouts frequently and using collected rainwater within a few days will also help control mosquito problems You can place a nontoxic mosquito dunk in the barrel for additional protection Some cities have started programs to give residents easy access to affordable rain barrel systems You may be able to find a limited selection of rain barrels at your local garden supply store Author Dharmender Singh Did you find this article useful For more useful tips and hints points to ponder and keep in mind

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  • Installation
    like terracotta pots With so many different styles available finding one that you like will be easy Once you have purchased your rain barrel you will need to prepare your home to utilize your new catchment system The installation of your rain barrel is really quite easy The first thing that you will need to find is a level section of ground near your downspout The design of your rain barrel will determine how the placement of your downspout will feed into your barrel Although rain barrels are very similar they will differ slightly on how they connect to your downspout Every rain barrel that you encounter will have an overflow spout that is used to lead all excess water away from your homes foundation to prevent any damage Once you have your downspout positioned to lead into your barrel correctly you will be able to connect a hose or spigot and begin using your newly captured water Now if you would like to catch more rain water instead of just letting the excess water fall to the wayside once your barrel is full you can connect multiple barrels to your already stationary rain barrel All you will need to do is connect a hose or pipe to your overflow spout from one rain barrel to another You can connect as many barrels as you would like to catch the most rain water Why wouldn t you want a rain barrel Your water bill will be reduced significantly and you will have a gorgeous lawn and a lush garden There are so many different styles and uses for rain barrels that you are bound to find one that is the perfect fit for you For more information please visit Woodland Direct Author Stephanie Hobbs Stephanie Hobbs Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Stephanie Hobbs Rain Barrel Overview Description The barrels are converted from barrels that were once filled with bourbon at Kentucky distilleries to fully functional rain barrels The barrels are made out of white oak and are inspected by a Kentucky cooperage 3 Cheap DIY Rain Barrels That Actually Look Nice Reuse an Old Barrel Lots of home and garden stores nurseries wineries and the like will sell you used oak barrels that make beauitful and GREAT rain barrels DIY Project I decided to craft a rain barrel out of a used Temlpeton Rye whiskey barrel from the distillery I found some plans online and used some of them and a little tinkering of my own to arrive at the design I ve used Rain Barrels TerraCycle sells converted oak barrels that are apparently made in Stockton or so says the Chron Step by Step Converting Wine Barrels to Rain Barrels Life is Good in Penticton Harvesting the Water with Rain Barrels This Old House Gorgeous Rain Barrel The Litzkows who own the Wissahikon Inn B B in St Croix Falls told me about Gary and Kate Amunrud who have French oak wine barrels made in France and used

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  • Oak Rain Barrel
    look like terracotta pots With so many different styles available finding one that you like will be easy Once you have purchased your rain barrel you will need to prepare your home to utilize your new catchment system The installation of your rain barrel is really quite easy The first thing that you will need to find is a level section of ground near your downspout The design of your rain barrel will determine how the placement of your downspout will feed into your barrel Although rain barrels are very similar they will differ slightly on how they connect to your downspout Every rain barrel that you encounter will have an overflow spout that is used to lead all excess water away from your homes foundation to prevent any damage Once you have your downspout positioned to lead into your barrel correctly you will be able to connect a hose or spigot and begin using your newly captured water Now if you would like to catch more rain water instead of just letting the excess water fall to the wayside once your barrel is full you can connect multiple barrels to your already stationary rain barrel All you will need to do is connect a hose or pipe to your overflow spout from one rain barrel to another You can connect as many barrels as you would like to catch the most rain water Why wouldn t you want a rain barrel Your water bill will be reduced significantly and you will have a gorgeous lawn and a lush garden There are so many different styles and uses for rain barrels that you are bound to find one that is the perfect fit for you For more information please visit Woodland Direct Author Stephanie Hobbs Stephanie Hobbs Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Stephanie Hobbs Rain Barrel Overview Description The barrels are converted from barrels that were once filled with bourbon at Kentucky distilleries to fully functional rain barrels The barrels are made out of white oak and are inspected by a Kentucky cooperage 3 Cheap DIY Rain Barrels That Actually Look Nice Reuse an Old Barrel Lots of home and garden stores nurseries wineries and the like will sell you used oak barrels that make beauitful and GREAT rain barrels DIY Project I decided to craft a rain barrel out of a used Temlpeton Rye whiskey barrel from the distillery I found some plans online and used some of them and a little tinkering of my own to arrive at the design I ve used Rain Barrels TerraCycle sells converted oak barrels that are apparently made in Stockton or so says the Chron Step by Step Converting Wine Barrels to Rain Barrels Life is Good in Penticton Harvesting the Water with Rain Barrels This Old House Gorgeous Rain Barrel The Litzkows who own the Wissahikon Inn B B in St Croix Falls told me about Gary and Kate Amunrud who have French oak wine barrels made in France and

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  • Store
    way to supply water to your garden or wash a vehicle and never turn on the spigot in the home You will save money on your water bill How A Rain Barrel Can Save You Money And Benefit The Environment Rain barrel is a very easy way to extend the benefits of a rainfall A lot of water that is consumed goes for watering gardens and lawns This potable water can be saved if one could use an alternate source for watering the gardens Mail this post Technorati Tags 50 gallon barrels benefits collect collecting english rain barrel harvest linking rainwater recycling store systems water Rain Water Barrel Types 50 gallon barrels benefits collect collecting english rain barrel harvest linking rainwater recycling store systems water Rain Barrel Collection Catch The Rain May 11th 2009 1 comment Rain barrel collection systems are a terrific and effective way to store water This article discusses why rain barrel collection is something you should consider doing for your home watering needs Now that the first flush rain of the season has arrived it s time to consider banking some of the next wet currency in storage containers for outdoor use next spring Water or lack of it due to restrictions in many Bay Area communities is forcing people to take a closer look at how they use water and consider new strategies to help stretch their water options During a typical rainy season most communities see an average rainfall of 30 inches For a 2 000 square foot home that means approximately 37 000 gallons of water will run off the roof and down the storm drain To counter this lost opportunity a San Anselmo company California Rainwater Conservation Systems LLC is selling super sized rain barrels The beauty of these 200 and 300 gallon barrels is that they are completely self sufficient systems says company president Andrew Vance During a storm the system can also redirect water to other spots on a homeowner s property by connecting the overflow valve to a regular garden hose This process of sinking water at its origin helps replenish the aquifer through filtration which ecologically is a far better option than sending run off through flood prone drainage systems Rain storage systems draw a comparison to an insurance policy for landscaping During uncertain times such as the present state drought residents can bank water to use later on In extreme conditions such as the 80 s drought many remember choosing which plants were expendable and which ones received their recycled bath or dish water More frequently extreme conservation measures are on the drawing board for many California cities Just this past week an emergency water conservation plan was presented in San Diego that would create a property by property water budget for residential customers The East Bay water district has also called on residents to make significant 19 reductions in water use or incur considerably higher water bills In Palo Alto Santa Cruz and Santa Monica a rebate program for rain barrels encourages customers to conserve by creating value around their water use and ultimately behavioral modifications Whatever the forecast for this winter s rainfall water conservation is here to stay and rain harvesting is a measurable tool in this effort What s missing Two words awareness and initiative The idea is there the technology is there but the initiative is missing in both individual homeowners and public entities More education on the matter is needed Rebates for homeowners who want to put in rainwater storage systems are needed Above all awareness is needed Awareness that there is a problem and awareness that there is a solution Author Patti Vance Next community rain barrel distribution day Sunday November 23rd 9 00a m to 4 00p m 1601 Sir Francis Drake Blvd Fairfax Ca For more information go to http www Calrainwater com permission to use photos from website Patti Vance is the founder of California Rainwater Conservation Systems LLC and is an accredited member of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association She also serves as a board member for the Environmental Education Council of Marin Website http www calrainwater com Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Patti Vance Mail this post Technorati Tags barrels rain rain barrel collection rainwater storage store systems Rain Barrels barrels rain rain barrel collection rainwater storage store systems Rain Barrells Saving You Money May 10th 2009 1 comment Rain barrells are a great way to save money on your water bill and allow you to collect and store rain water for later use in your garden and landscaping This article reviews rain barrells and how they save you money The entire green industry is progressively focusing more and more on environmentally friendly production and products With increased incentives backed by government agencies as well as the general consensus that environmental stability needs to start now more and more companies are developing new innovative products to adhere to this In some ways it s a shame that the only way to cause change is through monetary incentive programs or the need to be trendy the counter argument is the need to put food on the table or fuel in the yacht or the increased cost of doing business Whatever the case may be positive change is good relating to the environment Now this isn t stating change can only happen through big business even the end consumer can have a major impact So you might be asking where s my incentive program The answer is certain products can actually save you money and this isn t just pocket change Hundreds of dollars per year really adds up take a minimal amount 350 per year You save that in a high interest savings account 20 years down the road you have close to 10 000 Want to start saving money today An excellent and reliable option is rain barrels So what is a rain barrel Rain barrels are basically rain collectors that are placed

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    may customize your email message but do NOT change any of the TAGS you see here Also do not change the link to this post or the post snippet You may change any of the surrounding text but make sure the tags enclosed by and the link to the post remain intact Hey It s your friend I came across this blog post today that I think you d like

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  • 50 Gallon
    homeowners are looking to plastic rain barrels for their outdoor watering needs Avid gardeners spend a good part of the winter planning what they will plant in the spring Even casual gardeners invest plenty of time and money in their plants Regular watering is one key to a successful garden So what s a gardener to do when faced with lack of rainfall combined with water restrictions in the middle of a hot summer More and more gardeners are turning to rain barrels to keep their gardens happy and healthy Saving rainwater to use during dry periods is an ancient practice that is once again becoming popular This low tech but ingenious solution is simple and inexpensive and provides chemical free water that plants thrive on The plastic rain barrels come in a range of sizes with 50 to 60 gallons being most common Simply place the barrel under a downspout in an unobtrusive part of your yard and wait for rain Instead of letting rainwater flow down your driveway and into a storm drain it will collect in the barrel for later use You can harvest a surprisingly large amount of rainwater from your gutters Just a small amount of rain less than half an inch can easily fill a 50 gallon rain barrel so you can quickly start to collect enough to keep your flower beds garden or houseplants well watered It won t be enough o water your lawn but it will be plenty for vegetable gardens flowers and shrubbery says Lars Hundley owner of Dallas based CleanAirGardening com an online company that specializes in environmentally friendly lawn and garden supplies To collect more water you can connect several barrels with a pip or hose or you can put barrels under more than one gutter downspout Once your rain barrel is full you can hook a hose up to the rain barrel to water your garden rain barrels are perfect to use with soaker hoses or you can simply dip a watering can into the barrel Rainwater is naturally soft and free of minerals chlorine fluoride and other chemicals Trees and plants rely on fungus bacteria and nematodes to help them absorb the minerals and nutrients they need explains Hundley Plants have an efficient immune system that allows them to fend off diseases and other invaders as long as they have a healthy soil environment and aren t stressed by other factors he adds Chemical fertilizers fungicides pesticides and drought disrupt the balance and harmony of the soil weakening trees and plants and allowing disease to take over The chemicals and hard water from many municipal water systems also add to the imbalance of the soil Watering with softer natural rainwater is a nice treat for your plants says Hundley In addition to being good for your plants rain barrels can also save you money Some experts estimate that lawn and garden watering make up almost 40 percent of total household water use during the summer by

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  • Collecting
    on fungus bacteria and nematodes to help them absorb the minerals and nutrients they need explains Hundley Plants have an efficient immune system that allows them to fend off diseases and other invaders as long as they have a healthy soil environment and aren t stressed by other factors he adds Chemical fertilizers fungicides pesticides and drought disrupt the balance and harmony of the soil weakening trees and plants and allowing disease to take over The chemicals and hard water from many municipal water systems also add to the imbalance of the soil Watering with softer natural rainwater is a nice treat for your plants says Hundley In addition to being good for your plants rain barrels can also save you money Some experts estimate that lawn and garden watering make up almost 40 percent of total household water use during the summer by utilizing collected rainwater you can substantially reduce this amount As an added benefit collecting rainwater also helps control moisture levels around the foundation of your house Here are some tips to consider when shopping for a rain barrel Make sure your barrel is child proof A safety grid at the top prevents children and animals from entering All systems should use covered barrels that keep the water from accumulating leaves and other debris They should also have some kind of filter to keep out silt and leaves these can range from a funnel with mesh in the bottom that is covered by gravel to a rainwater washing apparatus that you can purchase Keep mosquitoes from breeding in your barrel by keeping it tightly covered and using debris screens to filter water before it enters the barrel Cleaning your gutters and downspouts frequently and using collected rainwater within a few days will also help control mosquito problems You can place a nontoxic mosquito dunk in the barrel for additional protection Some cities have started programs to give residents easy access to affordable rain barrel systems You may be able to find a limited selection of rain barrels at your local garden supply store Author Dharmender Singh Did you find this article useful For more useful tips and hints points to ponder and keep in mind techniques and insights pertaining to gardening and gardening implements do please browse for more information at our websites http www infozabout com http www gardening infozabout com Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Dharmender Singh Make Use Of All That Rain Simple rain barrels made of recycled food grade plastic or polyethylene store about 50 gallons of water at a time from roof downspouts Best Rain Barrels Most commercially made rain barrels are constructed out of PVC plastic or lightweight metal Some are collapsible making them easy to store Rain Barrels and It s Uses Having rain water barrels are really handy to have and there are also lots of options you can choose from There are varieties made from plastic some barrels and some fashioned into stylish urns to match up

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  • English Rain Barrel
    collect and save water that can be used for gardening and other things Rain barrels are equipped with an easy linking system that allows you to connect barrels and catch overflow water Reuse your rainwater to safely Water the garden Water house plants Wash the car Fill birdbaths Water and bathe animals Fill water fountains Rain barrels have a spigot at the bottom of the tank for easy access to the water and need to be raised off the ground and set on a sturdy surface Use a fine mesh screen that closes securely to keep your barrel covered for safety reasons Clean your barrel periodically and store it upside down Protect your rain barrel from freezing for maximum use You will need accessories like diverters clamps and hose to build your system but it is a simple process Although hoses clamps and spigots are included with your barrel you may need to upgrade them Rain barrel water recovery systems are a great way to easily save money and recycle Celebrate Everyday Belinda Nelson Author Belinda Nelson Shop for unique Lawn and Garden Decor Water Fountains Rainchains and Water barrels at http www hiddentreasuresdirect com Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Belinda Nelson Installing A Rain Barrel But you don t have to wait for it to rain to keep your plants happy About a year ago ABC 7 s Scott Dennis put together a segment on rain barrels how they work and their many benefits Rain Barrel Benefits We have added a rain barrel our new irrigation system Rain barrels not only store water they help decrease demand during the summer months Rain Barrel Just place the rain barrel underneath your downspout roof drain and ensure it s sitting on a level surface Once it collects enough rainwater you can attach your favorite hose to the receptor and start watering your garden Use A Rain Barrel To Conserve Water Rain water barrels can help more homeowners to economize gallons of water during the dry season of summer Preserving water can assist us in saving energy and money as well Rain Barrels Save Money Rain barrels provide a way to supply water to your garden or wash a vehicle and never turn on the spigot in the home You will save money on your water bill How A Rain Barrel Can Save You Money And Benefit The Environment Rain barrel is a very easy way to extend the benefits of a rainfall A lot of water that is consumed goes for watering gardens and lawns This potable water can be saved if one could use an alternate source for watering the gardens Mail this post Technorati Tags 50 gallon barrels benefits collect collecting english rain barrel harvest linking rainwater recycling store systems water Rain Water Barrel Types 50 gallon barrels benefits collect collecting english rain barrel harvest linking rainwater recycling store systems water RSS feed Recent Posts Collapsible Rain Barrel Affordable And Convenient Oak Rain Barrel Nostalgia Rain Barrel Irrigation

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