Collect or drain? Ways to handle water on your property
In California, when the rain comes, it has a habit of coming in torrents. And for yards with drainage problems that can be a soggy mess. Here’s how to get your yard ready for the next deluge.
Workbench 309 Reuse Rainwater With An Easy To Build Rain Barrel | PDF | Rain | Building Engineering
Rain barrels capture and store rainwater that pours off your roof. Even a quarter-inch of rain can cause over 150 gallons of water to pour off an average-size roof. A rain barrel is fast, easy, and inexpensive to build.
All Aboard! Contemporary Landscaping with Railroad Ties
It’s not unusual to see salvaged railroad ties being offered up for little to nothing on Craigslist. They’re an extremely common landscaping material, but that doesn’t mean they have to be used in common ways. Here are some ideas for using them in your landscape with a contemporary twist: This idea for stepping “stones” from Nicolock (via Houzz) is a great use for old ties.
Rainwater Collection and Distribution System-living in the Pacific Northwest we have a pretty endless supply of rain. I think I might try this system