Rain barrels are a great way to save and store water for use on your lawn or garden. While commercial models are available, you can also make your own rain barrel from a plastic garbage can. Watch our video on How to Make a Rain Barrel for Your Yard to find out how.
Gray water is the waste water from showers, tubs, sinks, and washing machines that usually goes down the drain for processing at a sewage treatment plant. While you wouldn’t want to drink it, when properly treated, gray water can be used to irrigate your lawn, shrubs, and other nonedible plants. Watch this video to find out more.
In our changing climate, water is becoming a precious resource. For many communities, municipal water restrictions are now commonplace, requiring innovative approaches to landscaping and gardening. One solution is xeriscaping, derived from the Greek word for “dry,” which employs drought resistant plants and water conservation measures to limit the use of irrigation in landscaping.
Most of us want to have that lush, green lawn and be the envy of the neighborhood. For some people, that means dragging out the garden hose with an attached sprinkler. However, that is also one of the most inefficient ways to water the lawn, and a vast amount of the water is completely wasted.
With the price of water on the rise, it’s become increasingly important to know how much water you use to irrigate your yard as well as how much it costs. Check out our lawn irrigation calculator to find out how much it costs to water your lawn.