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What you should know

25

Oct

HOW CAN A RAINWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM BENEFIT YOUR LAWN AND GARDEN?

By ajsgutters

HOW CAN A RAINWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM BENEFIT YOUR LAWN AND GARDEN?

It is significant to look at rainwater differently because it is source of precious resource called water! Rain water harvesting is a technique which provides homeowners a great opportunity to store and repurpose it for yard and garden area.

 

  1. Ensure you have the greenest lawn: Droughts, water shortages and lawn watering bans from municipalities are not good for the health of your home landscape. With your own water source, you can ensure to maintain your lawn and keep it green and blooming even on hot summer days. The mineral content in rainwater is low and thus it acts as a great cleaning agent for your yard area too! Rainwater collection and repurposing its usage for lawns and gardens is not only cost effective but an environment-friendly solution which is encouraged by municipalities and government of each and every state.
  2. Healthier growth of plants: The pH of rainwater is neutral which means it is softer than normal tap water and if free from chlorine. Chlorine and some of the other contaminated components in main supply of water inhibit the uptake of nutrients and reduce the growth of the plants and do not prove to be nutritious for the health and life of the plant. Hence, rainwater acts as a perfect agent for the budding plants in your lawn and garden area.
  3. Lessens the burden of erosion: Generally, the lawn and garden are among the low lying areas of the home and are thus impacted the most by the stormwater run-off. Harvesting rainwater helps in reducing flooding and soil erosion. This means that your plants stay protected from the risk of erosion due to rainwater especially in sloping gardens.
  4. Drive down your water bill: Last but not the least, collecting rainwater will decrease your water bills significantly. The average usage of water in lawn and garden area is about 30% of total usage of water by the family and if the same is sourced through the water which mother nature drops then it would not only decrease your expense but would also save water. Also, the cost of operation and installation of rainwater collection system is very affordable. The amount which you otherwise invest in artificial pumping systems for your garden is much high!

The practice of collecting rainwater has existed since ever in one or another way but due to easy availability of water in the modern era, it has taken a back seat! Rainwater helps in watering down lawn and garden area in dry and hot summers when your plants need moisture the most!

A.J.’s Seamless Gutters is a division of A.J.’s Construction Services L.L.C. A.J.’s Seamless Gutters has been providing residential and commercial gutters, to Houston, The Woodlands, Conroe & Bryan/College Station and beyond since 1994. We provide a variety of rain barrels and rain tanks in several different sizes and colors.

 

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