Rainwater not only doesn't contain chlorine, salts and fluoride which can harm plants, it also is higher in nitrogen picked up from the atmosphere. Nitrogen is the most common fertilizer applied to fields and lawns.
Collecting rainwater can payback huge dividends in your landscapes, with the added nutrient and especially during times of little rainfall or mild drought.
Abundant Design will show you ways to use and collect this valuable superpowered water, with rain barrels and much, much more!
Rain Gardens & BioSwales
Read more about Rainwater Best Management Practices and Rebates Available
|Rain garden in Johnston, built with financial help from the city|
|Jeff discussing the design with Polk Co. SWCD's summer intern|
Rain Harvesting Earthworks
See also "Rain Barrels are great, but..."
|custom overflow into rain smart earthworks|
By slowing moving water down it looses its destructive power, can more easily sink into the ground where it can be filtered and hydrate the landscape.
Rain Barrels & Systems
Ask about Sediment Filters and Custom Overflows
|basic barrel with diverter and stand|
Here is a custom 'whisky' rain barrel set-up using a Rain Barrels Iowa unit as the base.