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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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  • Plastic Rain Barrels For Your Garden
    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 your yard landscaping Rain Barrels A rain barrel is any wooden plastic or terra cotta

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  • Plastic Rain Barrels
    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 your

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  • Wooden Rain Barrels And A Focus On Green Homes
    ground water and drinking water Another major consideration with green landscaping is the heat island effect The heat island effect is heat from the home from man made surfaces around the home and from the lack of appropriate landscaping The combined heat from these sources can increase the temperature in a community noticeably Heat islands can cause increased use of air conditioning increased air pollution and greenhouse gas production and lower water quality For your green home this effect can make your heating and cooling systems less effective The right types of landscaping can help prevent the heat island effect For example planting our hardy trees shrubs and plants at least 24 inches away from the house can break up the heat transfer mechanism In addition planting deciduous trees on the west side of your green home or along driveways and walkways can be very effective for cooling the house and yard Plan ahead though Trees and bushes growth over time can interfere with the effectiveness of any solar panels that are installed When planning your landscaping plan to install a rain barrel as well Why not store some of the run off rainwater for eco friendly free water for watering the lawn plants scrubs and trees In addition to a rain barrel the ground can be shaped to direct water coming from the roof and the ground during a rainstorm to collect around the plants shrubs and trees in the yard This allows the earth to do your work for you As the water from the storm drains into the ground the last part of the ground to dry out is the part of the lawn that received the most water reducing the amount of tap water needed By taking the extra time to address these issues during the design of your green home you can achieve a beautiful very low maintenance and environmental friendly landscaped yard Author Kimberley Ward Kim Ward is Marketing Director for Green Earth Energy Homes at http greenearthenergyhomes com Green Earth Energy Homes offer affordable practical LEED and Energy Star certified homes Save thousands on energy costs and qualify for thousands in government tax incentives and benefits Contact Kim for more information about our green homes or to view our model Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Kimberley Ward Wooden rain barrels are an easy addition to a green home and the benefits will more than pay for themselves very quickly Why not add a wooden rain barrel to your landscape Mail this post Technorati Tags green home landscaping rain barrel rainwater whiskey rain barrel whisky rain barrels white oak wooden rain barrels Rain Water Barrel Types green home landscaping rain barrel rainwater whiskey rain barrel whisky rain barrels white oak wooden rain barrels Comments 0 Trackbacks 0 Leave a comment Trackback No comments yet No trackbacks yet Name required E Mail will not be published required Website Subscribe to comments feed Truck Bowling With The Barrel Man A Plastic Rain Barrel Provides Many

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  • Green Home
    effective The right types of landscaping can help prevent the heat island effect For example planting our hardy trees shrubs and plants at least 24 inches away from the house can break up the heat transfer mechanism In addition planting deciduous trees on the west side of your green home or along driveways and walkways can be very effective for cooling the house and yard Plan ahead though Trees and bushes growth over time can interfere with the effectiveness of any solar panels that are installed When planning your landscaping plan to install a rain barrel as well Why not store some of the run off rainwater for eco friendly free water for watering the lawn plants scrubs and trees In addition to a rain barrel the ground can be shaped to direct water coming from the roof and the ground during a rainstorm to collect around the plants shrubs and trees in the yard This allows the earth to do your work for you As the water from the storm drains into the ground the last part of the ground to dry out is the part of the lawn that received the most water reducing the amount of tap water needed By taking the extra time to address these issues during the design of your green home you can achieve a beautiful very low maintenance and environmental friendly landscaped yard Author Kimberley Ward Kim Ward is Marketing Director for Green Earth Energy Homes at http greenearthenergyhomes com Green Earth Energy Homes offer affordable practical LEED and Energy Star certified homes Save thousands on energy costs and qualify for thousands in government tax incentives and benefits Contact Kim for more information about our green homes or to view our model Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Kimberley Ward Wooden rain

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  • Landscaping
    effective The right types of landscaping can help prevent the heat island effect For example planting our hardy trees shrubs and plants at least 24 inches away from the house can break up the heat transfer mechanism In addition planting deciduous trees on the west side of your green home or along driveways and walkways can be very effective for cooling the house and yard Plan ahead though Trees and bushes growth over time can interfere with the effectiveness of any solar panels that are installed When planning your landscaping plan to install a rain barrel as well Why not store some of the run off rainwater for eco friendly free water for watering the lawn plants scrubs and trees In addition to a rain barrel the ground can be shaped to direct water coming from the roof and the ground during a rainstorm to collect around the plants shrubs and trees in the yard This allows the earth to do your work for you As the water from the storm drains into the ground the last part of the ground to dry out is the part of the lawn that received the most water reducing the amount of tap water needed By taking the extra time to address these issues during the design of your green home you can achieve a beautiful very low maintenance and environmental friendly landscaped yard Author Kimberley Ward Kim Ward is Marketing Director for Green Earth Energy Homes at http greenearthenergyhomes com Green Earth Energy Homes offer affordable practical LEED and Energy Star certified homes Save thousands on energy costs and qualify for thousands in government tax incentives and benefits Contact Kim for more information about our green homes or to view our model Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Kimberley Ward Wooden rain

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  • Whiskey Rain Barrel
    less effective The right types of landscaping can help prevent the heat island effect For example planting our hardy trees shrubs and plants at least 24 inches away from the house can break up the heat transfer mechanism In addition planting deciduous trees on the west side of your green home or along driveways and walkways can be very effective for cooling the house and yard Plan ahead though Trees and bushes growth over time can interfere with the effectiveness of any solar panels that are installed When planning your landscaping plan to install a rain barrel as well Why not store some of the run off rainwater for eco friendly free water for watering the lawn plants scrubs and trees In addition to a rain barrel the ground can be shaped to direct water coming from the roof and the ground during a rainstorm to collect around the plants shrubs and trees in the yard This allows the earth to do your work for you As the water from the storm drains into the ground the last part of the ground to dry out is the part of the lawn that received the most water reducing the amount of tap water needed By taking the extra time to address these issues during the design of your green home you can achieve a beautiful very low maintenance and environmental friendly landscaped yard Author Kimberley Ward Kim Ward is Marketing Director for Green Earth Energy Homes at http greenearthenergyhomes com Green Earth Energy Homes offer affordable practical LEED and Energy Star certified homes Save thousands on energy costs and qualify for thousands in government tax incentives and benefits Contact Kim for more information about our green homes or to view our model Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Kimberley Ward Wooden

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  • Plastic Rain Barrel
    there are more than enough reasons why we should have them around the home Even without these benefits however the water that we can collect from them can be useful for our own daily needs The water that you collect in rain barrels can be used for a wide variety of tasks that do not require potable water such as watering plants or livestock for instance and even for washing clothes cars driveways and tools These are all uses that we do not have to depend on the mains water supply for and for which rain barrels are particularly useful Rain barrels are not that hard to make either or if you choose to buy one that expensive In fact you can make do with any number of commonly available household materials and improvise rain barrels that will do more than an adequate job of collecting water When making rain barrels out of household materials however it is important to make sure that you use only food grade plastic Other types of materials may contain chemicals that can leach into the collected water thereby restricting their potential use The rain barrell can be strategically located in an area of your property where they will be able to collect the most amount of water Underneath water spouts that connect from your roof are good examples and this will allow for more efficient water collection As a means of reducing your impact on the environment and to help you save on water costs rain barrels simply cannot be beat Author Al Zan For more on rain barrels and where to find discounts visit http palmettorainbarrels com Article Source http EzineArticles com expert Al Zan Mail this post Technorati Tags plastic plastic rain barrel rain barrel collector rain barrels small rain barrels used

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