Rain gardens are not well known in South Africa but really should be incorporated into rainwater harvesting systems; the overflow from rain water tanks can be diverted to rain gardens. This video explains the main points to consider when planning and installing a rain garden. Rain water tanks can be had all different shapes, sizes […]
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Rain gardens are a great way to slow stormwater runoff and put the rainwater to good use in a garden. Alternatively, rainwater can be directed to rain water tanks for household uses and for irrigation. Click on the links below to view the wide range of JoJo poly water tanks suitable for rainwater harvesting and […]
Rainwater harvesting is becoming better-known in South Africa as homeowners and businesses realise that water conservation must be embraced in our water scarce country. Rain water tanks combined with rain gardens can ensure that there is enough water for domestic use as well as irrigation, during water restrictions or water outages. Rain water tanks and […]
Raingardens are one of the best landscaping design ideas to come out of Melbourne’s recent drought and water shortage conditions. With more ideas like these, the health of Melbourne’s rivers and creeks is guaranteed to improve. Why is stormwater such a problem for our rivers and creeks? Each year about 500 billion litres of stormwater […]
Every time it rains, stormwater runoff from developed areas creates problems. Our modern cities are engineered to funnel rainwater from the land as fast as possible into storm sewers were it then goes, untreated, into nearby creeks and streams.
Collecting rainwater is a great way of saving money and helping the environment. Rainwater can be collected in a variety of ways and used throughout the garden, and for odd jobs around the house.
What is a rain garden? A rain garden is an attractive landscaping feature planted with perennial native plants. It is a bowl-shaped or saucer-shaped garden with deep, loose soil, designed to absorb stormwater run-off from impervious surfaces such as roofs and parking lots. Rain gardens can be small, formal, home-owner style gardens, large complex bio-retention […]
Not only are sustainable gardening methods better for your wallet, but they are gentler on the planet as well.
Dear EarthTalk: I recently heard the term “living building.” Can you explain? Over the past couple of decades, architects and builders looking to green their projects turned to the addition of various piecemeal elements to save water here or cut down on electricity there.
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