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How To Build A Simple Aquaponics System Using An IBC

Have you ever wanted to get started with aquaponics but maybe you thought it looked a little...

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Using Grey Water to Sustain Your Landscape

Having lived in California my whole life, I've learned the words "water conservation" and "drought"...

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Automatically Water Plants & Flowers While on Vacation!

Are you tired of constantly having to water your plants and flowers and can't keep them alive. Do...

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How to Have Beautiful Plants ALL Summer Long ... Even When You're...

I told you the secret to having hanging ferns that are the envy of the neighborhood:...

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Water Saver Sticks

I root feed and water my tomato plants. I use my DIY water saver sticks which I make out of old...

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Changing It Out/saving Water

My wife and I had talked about converting the lawn in the back yard to xeriscaping for several...

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Vertical Carved Concrete Pump House

I have flower beds all throughout the yard. Which, in the heat of summer requires hoses all over the...

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Never Water Your Garden Again

I'm terrible about remembering to water plants and therefore have never had a successful garden. My...

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Ugly Rain Barrel Beautiful

Didn't know how to hide an ugly blue rain barrel that was on my deck.

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Re-purposed 55 Gallon Vinegar Barrel; Now Rain Water Collector

There are some really good '' rain water collecting '' posts on Hometalk. It was a while ago that...

rain chain

Rain Chain

I’m with several folks here on Hometalk in that I love rain chains. While visiting my sister we went...

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Collecting Rain for All Our Garden Watering Needs for less than $100

This past Spring we installed our barn's roof water collection system. Not knowing the impending...

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Rainwater Harvesting System

The news isn’t very promising when it comes to our national drought crisis. According to the 2015...

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Creating a Xeriscape Backyard Landscape

We are transforming our builder's grade small backyard using xeriscape ideas. Our plan is to...

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Using a Rain Barrel to Collect Condensate From Your Air Conditioner!

The a/c causes lots of condensation that just runs out onto the ground. From what I've read,...

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DIY Rain Chain

I love rain chains! I think they look so much better than a regular downspout and work just as...

diy rain chain, flowers, gardening, outdoor living, A rain chains can be functional if used in place of downspout but mine is more of a lovely little water feature

DIY Rain Chain

I love rain chains, and although they're traditionally made of copper, I made one from my favorite...

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Self Watering Planters From Soda Bottles

These very unique planters are not only upcycles they are self watering therefor are much more...

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DIY Automatic Slow Release Plant Feeder

I love plants, and flowers of any kind, really! What I don't like is leaving home for a few days...

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Four New Ways to Use Old Sponges

A sponge is handy when you make a mess, but that’s not all they can do around the house! If a sponge...

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Recycled Soda Bottles as Hanging Seedling Rain Chains

Ok Folks! Here they are as promised!I used the top portion of the 3 liter soda bottles that I had...