Yearly Archives: 2010


small space gardening

By |2016-12-12T06:29:47+00:00December 21st, 2010|design ideas, diverters etc, how-to, rain harvesting examples, raindom, sustainable design|

This shows a very simple method of collecting water in the downspout diverter, hiding the tubing under the second story deck, and utilizing your space wisely by storing the rainwater in the benches. Then, when you want to water your window boxes up there or your hanging baskets, simply plug in the pump and use [...]

benches for small spaces

By |2016-12-12T06:29:47+00:00December 20th, 2010|how-to, rain harvesting examples, sustainable design|

  pictures from a happy customer in New York... This is a view of how you can store water in the bench and utilize all the space you have in your yard.  All the tubing from the diverter and from the bench are hidden under the deck.  There is actually another bench in the other [...]

how to paint a rain barrel – beautiful and easy

By |2016-12-12T06:29:47+00:00December 17th, 2010|how-to, rain harvesting examples|

Easy to do!! You don’t have to be an artist but your neighbors will think you are!!! These are also available on our shopping cart for some areas of the country-or ask your favorite garden center, hardware store or garden club to inquire about wholesale buying.   And here's one the kids painted for Monona [...]

calculating rainwater runoff

By |2016-12-12T06:29:47+00:00December 17th, 2010|design ideas, diverters etc, how-to, sustainable design|

Just how much rain do you get and how much can you collect?  Using a very easy method,  just remember that for every 100 sq. ft. (that’s a 10 x 10 area) you could collect 62 gallons in 1 inch of rainfall. Who lives in a 10'x10' house?(A modest 25'x40' house (1,000 sq.ft.) would produce 620 [...]

Commercial Downspout Diverter

By |2016-12-12T06:29:47+00:00July 14th, 2010|diverters etc, rain harvesting examples|

We successfully installed the Saving Rain Downspout Diverter on 2 large (4"x4" square) commercial buildings this spring, and they are working great.  Here is a photo of the installation at Monona Public Library, with a self-watering rain planter to catch the rain and water annuals automatically, while directing overflow into a rain garden... This [...]

Advanced Rainwater Harvesting

By |2016-12-12T06:29:47+00:00February 5th, 2010|design ideas, how-to, rain harvesting examples, raindom, sustainable design|

There is a renewed interest in this age-old tradition and we are having some fun with it.  From rustic barnboard benches that store rainwater to rainwaterfalls to an entire outdoor kitchen that holds 1,000 gallons, the possibilities are getting ridiculously cool. This pillar holds about 130 gallons and can be accessed from the hinged cap as well as a lower [...]

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