These days, many homeowners are always looking for ways to cut costs, preserve the Earth’s natural resources and be more energy-efficient . One way you can achieve all of those things as it pertains to your landscape is by using recycled rain water.
The best recycled water for your lawn areas or rain gardens should come from your roof. By aiming the downspouts from your home away from paved impermeable surfaces and onto your grasses or shrubs, this will help in soaking up rain water and decreasing the chance of runoff into storm water drains. You can also use porous surfaces materials like:
- Porous Cement on patios and walkways
All of these materials will aide in soaking up access water and preventing it from running into the storm sewer system. Rain barrels and cisterns on your roof are also good ways to collect rain water for use in the landscape and for the plants in your home.
Do you need more information on how you can water your Kansas City area lawn more efficiently? Contact Hermes Landscaping at 913-888-2400, for information on our lawn sprinkler system services. We are on the forefront of eco-friendly, weather-based irrigation technology.
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