Well, we had spring rains to get the season off to a good start plus all the rains through the month of June. So many people have come in to get their barrels set up and ready to go, new harvesters and returning old hands all gearing up for getting away from using city water. We can all make a difference in the amount of water we use and how we treat this precious natural resource.
On another note, the new design for the front yard is working great, finished the fences since the bunnies decided to invade. Amended soil and mulched paths are making this season so much better than the last two. Also have the raised beds in the back up and running, not as much soil as needed but will fill them to the top for next season. All in all a great start to the projected harvest to come.
Let me know if you are coming up with new ways to save water and slow runoff from your property. We can all benefit from what others are doing and sharing ideas. Happy gardening.
Joel Gettys is the co-founder of Rain Barrels Iowa. He is our resident gardener, product designer, chief of installation at our Rain Barrels Iowa store.