04 Jul '11, 3pm

5 Ways to Collect Water for Your Garden

5 Ways to Collect Water for Your Garden

By Colleen Vanderlinden, Planet Green Conserving water is an important aspect of growing a “green” garden . The fewer resources we have to use, the better. And since water is an important part of most gardens (and also the most egregiously wasted — it drives me crazy to watch people put their sprinklers on and let the water all run down their driveway!) it’s a good idea to try to find alternative ways of watering than solely depending on tap water. Here are five that I’ve used for my own garden. 1. Rain Barrel This is kind of a no-brainer, but I know that many people don’t have them because ready-made rain barrels can be pretty pricey. Luckily, there are very good instructions online for making your own, inexpensively: MAKE: Magazine has instructions for not only making a single barrel, but also for linking two or more together. Instructables shows how to make your own rai...

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