5 Reason To Have A Rain Barrel In Your Healing Garden

Rain Barrel For A Breast Cancer Healing GardenRainwater harvesting with a rain barrel, is an old-fashioned yet innovative approach to capturing water for you healing garden and backyard wildlife. Harvesting rain with a barrel involves directing rainwater from a roof into a storage container for later use. There are several benefits of using a rain barrel to nurture healing with a backyard sanctuary. We have listed a few reasons to add a rain barrel to your gardenbelow:

1.) Rainwater is better for your plants and soil. Rainwater is highly oxygenated, free of the salts, inorganic ions, and fluoride compounds contained in tap water that accumulate in the soil over time and potentially harm plant roots. Use of rainwater in your garden dilutes this impact, making plants more drought-tolerant, healthy, and strong.Rainwater is better for your plants

2.) Rainwater is the eco-friendly option to keep composts moist. Adding tap water to your compost doesn’t fit this sustainability practice; you’ll want to use rainwater instead.

3.) You’ll have your own water source in times of drought or watering restrictions. If you collect rainwater, you’ll be able to keep watering and nourishing your garden with your rain barrel reserves.

4.) Watering plants with drip irrigation for hands free water. When you hooked up a rain barrel near one of your gardens and run a soaker hose from the lower spigot on the barrel through the garden. Think of all the storm water that can be saved after a rainstorm (approximately 600 gallons from a 1000 square foot roof).Watering plants with drip irrigation for hands free water

5.) Filling bird baths or proving water to other wildlife.

Other suggestions for having healthy and colorful gardens are in the use of native plants and herbs. They typically use less water and are adapt at the environment so they stay hardy. This means that you do not need to use chemicals. They will also attract seasonal birds and butterflies. Who knows you may even attract humming birds. Growing native indigenous plants can save 50 percent of the water used to maintain other plants, and choosing drought tolerant natives is even better.

You could be the first in your neighborhood to show your rain barrel off. Encourage others to take charge and be inventive just like our grandparents and their parents. Water is such a valuable resource to waste.

You got to love it. Taking charge of your own gardens and lawn whereby you help the planet is a pretty cool thing to do.
Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

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