Like many others, you are probably are doing more than ever before to preserve the environment. April is an excellent month for adding a new means of supporting sustainable development: catching your rainwater.
Rainwater contains less chlorine than city water. Your lawn and garden will benefit from high-quality fresh water, while you help reduce the high cost of purification, maintenance and transportation of drinking water.
A win-win situation
It’s simple and easy to collect rainwater. You can install collectors in your gutters or add extensions from downspouts to desired locations. Then place water fountains, tanks or barrels where needed in your yard.
Reclaimed water can be used for watering your garden, your flower boxes and your lawn. It can also serve for cleaning your outdoor furniture, the edge of your pool and your outdoor accessories.
What are you waiting for? Take action now to manage your yard’s ecosystem!
Some great ideas for rain water catchers can be seen here.
Ron Massad of KW Urbain Realties is located in Beaconsfield, Quebec and can be reached at http://www.ronaldmassad.com