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  • Rain Barrel Garden
    the market are made from recycled shipping containers for Mediterranean foods such as olives What are some of the advantages of collecting rainwater for use in your garden For starters you will be doing your part to conserve both water and energy When you use rainwater you will not be using your municipal drinking water and will not be using the energy it takes to pump it to your house It s free so you won t be billed for it Rainwater is fresh and naturally low in salt and chlorine so it s good for your plants Most of the time it is not cold and won t shock your plants like water from an underground source can do Your grandparents probably used rain barrels to irrigate their gardens Why not try something old to solve a new problem and conserve water by using a rain barrel Even if you live in an area with very little annual rainfall you will be amazed when your rain barrel fills up after just one or two rain showers Author Amy Passmore Article by Amy Passmore for The Gardening Guide Visit The Gardening Guide for more information on conserving water in your garden This article may be freely distributed as long as the author s name and live website link appear Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Amy Passmore 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 You are also helping the environment when you use rain barrels My Garden Can Keep Me Cool During The Summer Our first Green Cottage homeowner will have her very own rain garden in her yard Not only will the trees she will plant help keep her house cool but by using a rain barrel to divert storm water into the garden Rain Barrel Reviews I have a large vegetable garden that requires alot of water during growing season I have always used a timer to try and cut back on the use of water but using this Rain Barrel has helped me decrease that use even more Tattoos and Rain Barrels The next two pictures are my rain barrel and the overflow containers I use to save water I can water my garden and container plants for about ten days I also fill my water garden with rainwater Why You Need To Buy A Quality Rain Barrel Rain barrels can help hold gallons of rainwater which can be used later You can therefore save a lot of money in water bills and can offer fresh water supply to the plants in your garden Rain Barrel Start Collecting Free Water Rain Barrel Start collecting free water Rarely does Mother Nature provide your lawn or garden with just enough rain to keep if fat and happy throughout the Summer Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrels gardens harvesting plastic

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  • Gardens
    I have a large vegetable garden that requires alot of water during growing season I have always used a timer to try and cut back on the use of water but using this Rain Barrel has helped me decrease that use even more Tattoos and Rain Barrels The next two pictures are my rain barrel and the overflow containers I use to save water I can water my garden and container plants for about ten days I also fill my water garden with rainwater Why You Need To Buy A Quality Rain Barrel Rain barrels can help hold gallons of rainwater which can be used later You can therefore save a lot of money in water bills and can offer fresh water supply to the plants in your garden Rain Barrel Start Collecting Free Water Rain Barrel Start collecting free water Rarely does Mother Nature provide your lawn or garden with just enough rain to keep if fat and happy throughout the Summer Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrels gardens harvesting plastic rain rain barrel garden rainwater recycling Rain Barrels barrel barrels gardens harvesting plastic rain rain barrel garden rainwater recycling Rainbarrel For Home And Garden February 11th 2009 No comments Back To Barrels by News Canada 7ebbec NC Reusing rainwater is not a new concept Families have saved water in ponds cisterns buckets and barrels for centuries for use in watering washing and even drinking In fact this practice is still common in many parts of the world Nevertheless almost 40 of household H2O in Canada is used to water lawns and gardens This is extraordinarily inefficient It s also unnecessary Using a rain barrel to catch water flowing from eaves troughs is a simple cheap and effective way to water our lawns and gardens Derril Linseman Product Manager at Home Hardware is quick to point out In fact if your town bans watering during the dry season a rain barrel may be the only way to get your greenery the water it needs Rainwater is air temperature oxygenated and unchlorinated all of which make it better for plants than municipal tap water As an added bonus rain barrels divert rainwater from our sewers onto porous ground This means that it gets filtered through layers of soil and rock before it ends up in ground water aquifers lakes or streams Without rain barrels this water goes straight into our sewers often causing overflows of raw sewage into the natural environment Setting up a rain barrel is simple They re available at most Home Hardware and Home Building Centre locations for anywhere from 75 for a basic model to 150 for the deluxe variety High end barrels come equipped with screen filters overflow hoses and taps Once you ve got your barrel simply remove the bottom section of your eaves trough s downspout and set the barrel underneath Then attach plastic tubing or flexible piping to the bottom of the spout to direct water straight into your barrel It

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  • Rain Barrel Garden
    versatility and style when placing one beside your house Some rain barrels currently on the market are made from recycled shipping containers for Mediterranean foods such as olives What are some of the advantages of collecting rainwater for use in your garden For starters you will be doing your part to conserve both water and energy When you use rainwater you will not be using your municipal drinking water and will not be using the energy it takes to pump it to your house It s free so you won t be billed for it Rainwater is fresh and naturally low in salt and chlorine so it s good for your plants Most of the time it is not cold and won t shock your plants like water from an underground source can do Your grandparents probably used rain barrels to irrigate their gardens Why not try something old to solve a new problem and conserve water by using a rain barrel Even if you live in an area with very little annual rainfall you will be amazed when your rain barrel fills up after just one or two rain showers Author Amy Passmore Article by Amy Passmore for The Gardening Guide Visit The Gardening Guide for more information on conserving water in your garden This article may be freely distributed as long as the author s name and live website link appear Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Amy Passmore 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 You are also helping the environment when you use rain barrels My Garden Can Keep Me Cool During The Summer Our first Green Cottage homeowner will have her very own rain garden in her yard Not only will the trees she will plant help keep her house cool but by using a rain barrel to divert storm water into the garden Rain Barrel Reviews I have a large vegetable garden that requires alot of water during growing season I have always used a timer to try and cut back on the use of water but using this Rain Barrel has helped me decrease that use even more Tattoos and Rain Barrels The next two pictures are my rain barrel and the overflow containers I use to save water I can water my garden and container plants for about ten days I also fill my water garden with rainwater Why You Need To Buy A Quality Rain Barrel Rain barrels can help hold gallons of rainwater which can be used later You can therefore save a lot of money in water bills and can offer fresh water supply to the plants in your garden Rain Barrel Start Collecting Free Water Rain Barrel Start collecting free water Rarely does Mother Nature provide your lawn or garden with just enough rain to keep if fat and

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  • Inexpensive
    Almost all the materials are available at your local hardware store The main item you will need is a large plastic drum Getting one is not as difficult as it may seem Most soft drink manufacturers around the world are willing to sell you an inexpensive 55 gallon plastic drum Usually the plastic drum you get will have its top sealed so you will have to drill a hole in the middle top of the drum Many people will put a screen or other type of filter over this hole so that leaves and other debris do not get into the rain barrel If your roof gutter system already has grills or screens to keep leaves out then you won t need to worry about a filter for the barrel Usually it is a good idea to raise the barrel up off the ground by putting it on cinder blocks This will help protect the ground underneath and make it easier to recycle the rainwater you collect in the rain barrel You will undoubtedly have to raise the height of your downspout as well so that it is slightly above the level of the top of the drum Now that we have the drum setup for collecting rainwater we need to arrange a way to get it out The simplest way is to drill a small hole in the lower side of the drum a couple inches up from the bottom and glue in a PVC male adaptor then attach a 3 to 4 foot length of plastic hose to this adaptor Of course it is important to keep the end of the hose above the top of the barrel so that the barrel doesn t drain You can notch the top rim of the drum as a holder for the hose or alternately you can attach a plastic valve to the end of the hose Finally at the end of the hose you will want to attach a plastic adaptor that allows the attachment of a standard garden hose This setup will use gravity to drain the drum To use the rainwater collected simply put the end of the garden hose on the ground you intend to water open the valve if you used one and the drum will self drain out the end of the garden hose To stop the flow either close the valve or raise the end of the garden hose above the top level of the drum Author Michael Russell Michael Russell Your Independent guide to Recycling Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Michael Russell Be sure to check out this video about making rain barrels Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrels build inexpensive make making rain barrels plastic rain rainbarrels rainwater recycle recycling water Rain Barrels barrel barrels build inexpensive make making rain barrels plastic rain rainbarrels rainwater recycle recycling water RSS feed Recent Posts Collapsible Rain Barrel Affordable And Convenient Oak Rain Barrel Nostalgia Rain Barrel Irrigation Get Started Easily Wood Rain

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  • Making Rain Barrels
    own Almost all the materials are available at your local hardware store The main item you will need is a large plastic drum Getting one is not as difficult as it may seem Most soft drink manufacturers around the world are willing to sell you an inexpensive 55 gallon plastic drum Usually the plastic drum you get will have its top sealed so you will have to drill a hole in the middle top of the drum Many people will put a screen or other type of filter over this hole so that leaves and other debris do not get into the rain barrel If your roof gutter system already has grills or screens to keep leaves out then you won t need to worry about a filter for the barrel Usually it is a good idea to raise the barrel up off the ground by putting it on cinder blocks This will help protect the ground underneath and make it easier to recycle the rainwater you collect in the rain barrel You will undoubtedly have to raise the height of your downspout as well so that it is slightly above the level of the top of the drum Now that we have the drum setup for collecting rainwater we need to arrange a way to get it out The simplest way is to drill a small hole in the lower side of the drum a couple inches up from the bottom and glue in a PVC male adaptor then attach a 3 to 4 foot length of plastic hose to this adaptor Of course it is important to keep the end of the hose above the top of the barrel so that the barrel doesn t drain You can notch the top rim of the drum as a holder for the hose or alternately you can attach a plastic valve to the end of the hose Finally at the end of the hose you will want to attach a plastic adaptor that allows the attachment of a standard garden hose This setup will use gravity to drain the drum To use the rainwater collected simply put the end of the garden hose on the ground you intend to water open the valve if you used one and the drum will self drain out the end of the garden hose To stop the flow either close the valve or raise the end of the garden hose above the top level of the drum Author Michael Russell Michael Russell Your Independent guide to Recycling Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Michael Russell Be sure to check out this video about making rain barrels Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrels build inexpensive make making rain barrels plastic rain rainbarrels rainwater recycle recycling water Rain Barrels barrel barrels build inexpensive make making rain barrels plastic rain rainbarrels rainwater recycle recycling water RSS feed Recent Posts Collapsible Rain Barrel Affordable And Convenient Oak Rain Barrel Nostalgia Rain Barrel Irrigation Get Started Easily Wood

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  • Rainbarrels
    the end of the garden hose on the ground you intend to water open the valve if you used one and the drum will self drain out the end of the garden hose To stop the flow either close the valve or raise the end of the garden hose above the top level of the drum Author Michael Russell Michael Russell Your Independent guide to Recycling Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Michael Russell Be sure to check out this video about making rain barrels Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrels build inexpensive make making rain barrels plastic rain rainbarrels rainwater recycle recycling water Rain Barrels barrel barrels build inexpensive make making rain barrels plastic rain rainbarrels rainwater recycle recycling water Rainbarrels For Conserving Water February 23rd 2009 No comments Rainbarrels are a great way to conserve water around the home and garden and this article discusses different ways you can save water including rain harvesting Tips and information on saving water at home and in the garden As the warmer months approach now is a good time to start thinking about how you can save water over the summer months and beyond We often think of the water in our taps as a never ending supply but in fact it is very important to conserve water as only a very small amount of the earth s water is fresh about 3 And when you consider that almost 70 of that is frozen there is not much left for human consumption The threat of global warming and the issues of lower rainfall that may bring to some areas also means that we need to start thinking now about how we can reduce our water consumption There are actually many simple ways to save water around the home reducing your dependence on mains water and therefore also saving you money Some everyday tips include only using the water required in pans and kettles not running the tap whilst brushing your teeth showering rather than bathing and making sure that washing machines and dishwashers are only used when full None of these cost anything to implement but some additional very inexpensive water saving devices can help further Install a Hippo in your toilet cistern to reduce the amount of water used to flush and invest in a water butt for your garden to collect rainwater This can then be used to water the garden or wash the car Whilst not reducing your overall water consumption you are lowering your dependence on mains water where drinking quality water is not necessary More expensive options are full rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling systems Rainwater can be used for household tasks such as toilet flushing and in washing machines whilst greywater water previously used in handbasins showers and baths can be processed to be reused in toilets and washing machines These systems are more of an investment but can significantly reduce your dependence on mains water SIDENOTE Rainbarrels can be very cost effective and

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  • Recycle
    Almost all the materials are available at your local hardware store The main item you will need is a large plastic drum Getting one is not as difficult as it may seem Most soft drink manufacturers around the world are willing to sell you an inexpensive 55 gallon plastic drum Usually the plastic drum you get will have its top sealed so you will have to drill a hole in the middle top of the drum Many people will put a screen or other type of filter over this hole so that leaves and other debris do not get into the rain barrel If your roof gutter system already has grills or screens to keep leaves out then you won t need to worry about a filter for the barrel Usually it is a good idea to raise the barrel up off the ground by putting it on cinder blocks This will help protect the ground underneath and make it easier to recycle the rainwater you collect in the rain barrel You will undoubtedly have to raise the height of your downspout as well so that it is slightly above the level of the top of the drum Now that we have the drum setup for collecting rainwater we need to arrange a way to get it out The simplest way is to drill a small hole in the lower side of the drum a couple inches up from the bottom and glue in a PVC male adaptor then attach a 3 to 4 foot length of plastic hose to this adaptor Of course it is important to keep the end of the hose above the top of the barrel so that the barrel doesn t drain You can notch the top rim of the drum as a holder for the hose or alternately you can attach a plastic valve to the end of the hose Finally at the end of the hose you will want to attach a plastic adaptor that allows the attachment of a standard garden hose This setup will use gravity to drain the drum To use the rainwater collected simply put the end of the garden hose on the ground you intend to water open the valve if you used one and the drum will self drain out the end of the garden hose To stop the flow either close the valve or raise the end of the garden hose above the top level of the drum Author Michael Russell Michael Russell Your Independent guide to Recycling Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Michael Russell Be sure to check out this video about making rain barrels Mail this post Technorati Tags barrel barrels build inexpensive make making rain barrels plastic rain rainbarrels rainwater recycle recycling water Rain Barrels barrel barrels build inexpensive make making rain barrels plastic rain rainbarrels rainwater recycle recycling water RSS feed Recent Posts Collapsible Rain Barrel Affordable And Convenient Oak Rain Barrel Nostalgia Rain Barrel Irrigation Get Started Easily Wood Rain

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  • Rain Barrel Collection – Catch The Rain
    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

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