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Video: Practical Rain Garden Installation

Rain gardens make sense, especially in dry countries such as South Africa where rainwater should be used as much as possible to reduce the pressure on other water sources. Rain gardens can also be set up with rain water tanks so that the overflow from the rain tank or rain barrel is directed to the […]

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Why build a rain garden?

Rain gardens are a great idea for water scarce countries such as South Africa, especially when combined with rain water tank systems. Rainwater tanks can have their overflow pipes directed to a rain garden, thus making maximum use of any available rainfall. Rainwater harvesting has environmental benefits too, as the article below outlines. Raingardens are […]

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10 steps to creating a rain garden

Rain gardens can be compatible with rainwater tank systems – simply direct the overflow from the rain water tanks or rain barrels to your rain garden. This article supplies the basic steps on how to build a rain garden. Here are ten basic steps to give you a good start building your own rain garden: […]

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Video: Reasons to install rain gardens & rain barrels

Rain gardens can be combined with rainwater collection systems that include rain water tanks too. This video explains why harvesting rainwater and using it for rain gardens or collecting some of it in rainwater tanks is good for the environment. If you are in South Africa, click on the links below to view the range […]

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Water Conservation – What is a Rain Garden?

Rain gardens are one one way to slow and reduce stormwater runoff and they can also be installed in conjunction with rain barrels or rain water tanks. A rain garden is a garden which takes advantage of rainfall and stormwater runoff in its design and plant selection. Usually, it is a small garden which is designed […]

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Video: Key Ideas for Installing a Rain Garden

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 […]

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Rainwater harvesting: Rain gardens combine form & function

Rainwater harvesting is becoming an important consideration in many parts of the world, including South Africa.  Whether rain is used for rain gardens or whether it is stored in rain water tanks for domestic or industrial use, rainwater harvesting has many beneficial environmental and financial aspects. There are photos of many garden design ideas, including […]

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How to Make a Decorative Pond From Old Tyres

Tyre Ponds are a great little garden feature that can enhance the overall aesthetics and integrated pest management of a site. By inviting biodiversity into the site we can make the system more resilient and attractive which tyre ponds do so elegantly. Here are the steps you need to do in order to create your […]

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‘Rainscaping’ answers storm water runoff problems

Stormwater runoff can quickly drain a homeowner’s wallet. The flooding erodes yards, soaks basements, pollutes streams and wastes a precious resource. But rainscaping — an integrated system of directed water flow and settling basins — can convert those losses into gains by providing new wildlife habitat, beautifying properties and in some cases providing food for […]

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