Sunday, June 19, 2011

Six Steps to Reducing Water Usage in the Garden

See here.

I like her homemade rain barrel; however, we'd need a closed top system in our area due to mosquitoes. A window screen over the top might work.

3 comments:

Otter Mom said...

There is a product you can buy to get rid of the mosquitos, I think it's just called Mosquito Dunk and it looks like a small donut. It dissolves in the water, it won't kill adult mosquitos but it will kill the larvae. I use it in my rain barrel and it works great. It's harmless to plants that are watered from the rain barrel.

Alexandra said...

I was wondering about that stuff. i wasn't sure how safe it was around pets and children. I'm also a bit cheap when it comes to the garden, but I'll have to look into this.

Otter Mom said...

I think that the mosquito stuff is probably safe if the dog were to take a tiny drink, but it should say on the package. I use my rain barrel water strictly for watering plants with. I don't remember how much it cost, but it was fairly cheap and came in a package of 6 or so. We got it at the hardware store.

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