How Your Yard Can Save the Environment

May 22, 2017

Of course it can't do it alone. Get real you're not super man...or woman. However, you can play a small role in a very important movement. 

 

Did you know that 70% of water consumption in a home is outside? I  couldn't believe that when I read it. But then again.... 

Running a sprinkler for 2 hours can use up to 500 gallons of water! 

 

Did you also know that 1" of rain on a 2,000 square foot roof equals 1,250 gallons of water?

 

 

 

Think of all of that untapped potential running down the gutter and into the sewer system. 

 

 

Now, let's talk about rainwater harvesting. This is not a new idea. It's been around for a while and done successfully if I may add. 

 

 

Rain water is collected in a big barrel of sorts and then hooked usually to a hose or irrigation system to be used to water the landscape, etc. Right? No!

 

Rainwater harvesting has come so far!  They are not ugly bulky systems taking up space in your yard. Harvesting rain water can also be an enjoyable part of your yard and even add value to your home.

 

Lets talk about our systems for a second:

 

We use underground basins to collect the water, already eliminating unsightly equipment. 

 

Rainwater can can be collected through the overflow of your existing water feature, using a "water" garden that fills when it rains or collected through your guttering system.  

 

You add a new space to your home that can add value and an outdoor living area to utilize more of your yard.

 

You can even get LEED credits for this project!

 

If you'd like to know more, watch this video about Rainwater Harvesting!

 

 Wouldn't you like to have a beautiful water feature and help the environment?.

 

 

 

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