Eco-friendly lifestyles are becoming more and more prevalent, and as more and more people are environmentally conscious, water conservation will reach a new level. And this doesn’t just apply to drought-stricken environments, everyone will try to invest in rainwater harvesting, rain barrels and creating dry landscapes as a natural way to preserve the environment around the house.
Minimizing ecological impact and utilizing natural resources, especially rainwater, is one of the many ways to make a house green. Rainwater management and conservation have a positive impact on our lives. With most developing countries still struggling for clean drinking water sources, managing rainwater is an important part you can do for the planet.
Here are some ways to invest in rainwater harvesting without compromising on style and aesthetics. So, loving yourself can start with loving the environment around you!
Collecting rainwater is an environmentally friendly way to fertilize your yard and garden. Without having to spend a lot of money, rainwater will save your water and help the environment to be better. Rainwater barrels can hold an average of 1300 gallons of water per year, which is enough for several needs, such as watering plants or even springs. However, this also depends on the type of rain barrel collection system and the average rainfall in your location. If it rains a lot in your area it shouldn’t be difficult to exceed 2000 gallons a year. Currently there are many types of gallons of rainwater that are designed to be as attractive as possible. In addition to its function as a water reservoir, you can also make gallons of rainwater look aesthetically pleasing to blend in with the landscape.
Dry landscape for water conscious
Your yard, backyard or garden may need a little attention to keep it looking good in all seasons. For those of you who live in an area with little rainfall, then you need to think about building a dry landscape with trees and plants that are drought tolerant. Desert landscape is highly recommended here! add some height with desert trees and plants like cacti, ferns, or some succulents. Avoid using grass because rocks and gravel are better at dealing with lack of water. A few different colored stones are an option to help add color and distinction to a space without having to grow more plants or grass. For those of you who are water conscious, a garden landscape like this seems worth considering.