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The Homeowner’s Guide to Rainwater Harvesting

In this article, we outline why every homeowner should have a rain barrel set up for rainwater harvesting, how to set up your rain barrel, some of the best uses for rainwater once you collect it, and some important information on the legality of rain barrels in some U.S. states (seriously – in some places, they're outlawed).
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Is Watering Plants With Softened Water Good Or Bad?

Whilst softening hard water will likely benefit you and your household, the same can’t be said for your garden. In fact, watering your garden, plants and soil with softened water is actually detrimental to their health.
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6 Good Reasons to Get a Rain Barrel

Water use in homes increases over the summer, which is mainly because of the amount of water we use to maintain our lawns and gardens. A recent PNAS report says that the average U.S. citizen...
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How to Make your Garden More Eco Friendly

Ecological awareness is a badge of honour in this day and age; no longer the prerequisite of a certain “type” but a normal and acceptable way to lead a life. We’re all recycling and...
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Taking Your Green Lifestyle to Your Yard

Even as the green movement has become a popular trend among the general public, it's much more than just a fad. While born from increased environmental awareness, today's green movement has attracted participants drawn...
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Collecting rainwater considered illegal in Utah and other states

An obscure piece of information regarding rainwater collection is making the rounds online, continues to anger many across the United States.A blog posting on NaturalNews.com reports that many Western U.S. states, including Utah, have...
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Sustainable Landscape Design: Making your Garden Green

Is your garden “green”? According to TheFragrantGarden.com, a sustainable (or green) garden is one that conserves resources. Gardening and landscaping often carelessly use up precious resources, such as water. If the landscape is not...

WaterSprout: Graywater, Rainwater Catchment, and Irrigation Efficiency

One of the most incredible environmental technologies to be introduced to date is graywater and rainwater catchment systems. If you're not familiar with them, graywater refers to using filtered water from sinks, dishwashers, and...