Use Water Wisely
How to Use Water Wisely in the Garden
Thanks to the Cumberland River Nashville has an abundant supply of water. But it's important that we all use water wisely, especially on our lawns and gardens and other times when we don't really need to use drinking water to get the job done. Fixing leaky faucets, catching rinse water in a bowl to water outdoor plants, and even catching rain water in a bucket to use when you scrub the patio are smart yet simple ideas that we call can use to save water and save money.
Why is a rain barrel good for your plants?
Rain is naturally soft water and devoid of minerals, chlorine, fluoride, and other chemicals. For this reason, Plants respond very well to rainwater.
How much water can you collect?
For every inch of rainfall that falls on a 1,000 sq. ft. roof, you can expect to collect approximately 600 gallons of rain water.