How to gather every last drop in your garden during the wet season? Here are some smart and easy tips.
- Roof runoff spills from downspouts and waters all the plants around it.
- You can form bridges over rock-lined channels. The rocks help slow the flow of water underneath.
- Rocks, partially wedged beneath a bridge, help hold back water in places along channels, so some of it soaks the soil en route.
- Dry creeks lined with rocks and pebbles direct the water downslope and away from the house.
- The simplest form of a rain garden is a shallow basin located at least 10 feet from your house, where you can direct runoff from your roof or paved surfaces.
- Rain chain. Attached to a roof gutter, it channels rainwater from the roof into a catchment basin.
- Dry creek bed. Dry creek beds can channel water to basins in a garden’s low points.