Hard to believe we are already halfway through April. People are out planting early cool weather crops and yards are looking healthy. Please keep the environment in mind as you care for your lawn this season.
If you are harvesting water, don't forget to clean out your gutters before harvesting. Allow the first rains to help clean out the dirt and residue from the winter, the rain this past weekend was a great one for flushing things out. Having algae problems? Put a piece of silver (spoon, fork...) in the barrel. I have had "how it works" explained twice but if you want to know, ask a chemistry teacher!
As you read this realize I'm still trying to figure this blog thing out. What do you want to know about, besides the rambling of an easily distractable gardener? I'm not an expert but we could easliy make this a dialogue, so sound forth and suggest.
Welcome to Rain Barrels Iowa. Harvesting the rain is a wonderful way to save money, conserve a valuable resource, and live more sustainably. Here we can exchange tips and discuss how to improve our rain harvest practices, tools, and learn what works best!
Now is the time of year to be getting your dreaming and planning done. Lay out your beds, order seeds, determine where to put a rain barrel or three, clean tools you forgot about last fall and generally get in the mood for winter to be finished, if you're not already there. Feel free to contact us anytime now with questions you may have. Spring really is getting closer.