Thursday, December 3, 2009

Green Tip of the Month

Rain barrels and cisterns have been recognized as a great way to save valuable rain water while reducing potable water use, but they also may just be what your plants have been looking for. Water from a municipal system may, depending on your location, be treated with chemicals like floride and chlorine, which can be harmful to plant growth especially in the case of potted plants, where it can build up. Harvested rainwater is a natural, chlorine-free way to ensure your plants are getting the nutrients they need, and less of what they don't.

- Jill Bellenger, CPH | Associate ASLA

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