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Best Rain Barrel Options and Alternatives

By |2017-04-06T17:26:07+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Design, for the garden, not a rain barrel, rain harvesting examples, raindom, sustainable design|

Before we dive right into all the options for rain barrels and their alternatives, it's worth asking a couple questions, like Climate wha? Whether you know for sure climate change is a thing or not, extreme weather patterns seem to be getting more severe. Even if that isn’t happening, more human development means more stormwater [...]

The Beautiful, Low Maintenance Landscape

By |2017-05-12T02:41:24+00:00March 16th, 2017|Creative, Design, design ideas, for the garden, raindom, sustainable design|

Beautiful doesn't have to mean high maintenance.Think of the number one goal you have for your outdoor living space. I'm willing to bet at least one of the top 5 is low maintenance. If you're like me, you just don’t have the time to do everything on your ‘to do’ list. Sometimes necessary things like keeping your landscape [...]

A pre-built DIY?

By |2017-02-25T23:30:45+00:00February 25th, 2017|Creative, Design, for the garden, how-to, not a rain barrel, raindom, sustainable design|

"DIY" means different things to different people. I consider myself an avid DIYer (growing up in farm country, I learned basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical and welding from my dad), and nowadays you can find out how to do just about anything from one Google search and a Youtube video. However, there are limitations to how [...]

Tossed in jail for that third rain barrel?

By |2017-02-16T15:15:55+00:00February 16th, 2017|for the garden, how-to, rain harvesting examples, raindom, sustainable design|

Hey, Way to go, Colorado! First, I have to say that I'm sure there are those with the best of intentions behind the water laws of the west, and that probably even more good intentions went into the "legalizing of rain barrels" in Colorado. Well, sort of. I don't get political, and I'm not trying [...]

300 gallon Cedar Rain Bench DIY

By |2017-02-24T15:02:30+00:00April 18th, 2015|design ideas, for the garden, how-to, not a rain barrel, rain harvesting examples, raindom, sustainable design|

When you realize 55 gallons of water is not nearly enough... It's time to set a new standard in rainwater storage. It's time to save water like you've never done before. 300 gallons of rainwater collection. One beautiful cedar bench. All.  In.  One. Does it cost a small fortune? Not with this handy dandy little DIY kit. [...]

Eco-Patio | Recycled Plastic Chairs

By |2016-12-12T06:29:44+00:00February 15th, 2015|design ideas, for the garden, sustainable design|

...because putting 670 milk jugs on your patio wouldn't be nearly as comfortable. Made from locally recycled plastic from recycling plants in southern Wisconsin, designed and built in Middleton, WI, these chairs offer a ridiculously comfortable and decent looking end use for all of that plastic you've been faithfully putting in your recycling. Why are [...]

It’s Raining… compost?

By |2016-12-12T06:29:45+00:00June 9th, 2011|for the garden|

Raining Compost? What on earth is that supposed to mean!?Well, not really RAINING Compost.  But I got your attention, didn't I?  We are talking about using it, and mulch.  And how does it have anything todo with rainwater harvesting? Ok, let’s look at the purpose(s) of harvesting rain: it’s free (aside from the cost of storage, [...]

the natural way to harvest rain

By |2017-03-01T12:45:30+00:00May 22nd, 2011|for the garden, rain harvesting examples, raindom, sustainable design|

Tip of the Week #5 (archived, May 2011): dig a swale …what’s a swale, you ask?  Oh, just a depression that usually directs water from where you don’t want it to where you do.  I say ‘usually’ because we are promoting a more indirect method, for the purpose of groundwater recharge/ infiltration.  So in [...]

Self Watering Garden 2.0

By |2017-02-02T11:05:29+00:00March 28th, 2011|design ideas, for the garden, rain harvesting examples, raindom, sustainable design|

check this out. every patio should have one... ...or two, or three. This is another way of making a self watering garden with our RainBench™ DIY kits (2 kits per 8'x3' garden above). The beginning of the video graphic above shows the RainBench™ DIY465, how it is assembled from the ground up.  Then just add [...]

the WaterShed

By |2016-12-12T06:29:45+00:00March 6th, 2011|design ideas, for the garden, rain harvesting examples, raindom, sustainable design|

want to see one of these in your garden? our first design had water all the way to the top, but that posed a few issues with hanging tools and other items, as well as pressure concerns.  Then we thought, "Gee, isn't 1650 gallons enough?  And here's a built-in work bench or potting bench, what [...]

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