Rain Harvesting Techniques that Enhance Landscapes

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The recent rain in Colorado was certainly a relief, but we still have a long way to go before we are out of the red zone. So before we get back to our rain dances, it might behoove us to explore some strategies for making a little rain go a long way.

With water conservation being a top priority here at Lifescape, we are loving the idea of decorative rain catchers, barrels and other containers and chains for collecting rainwater. And what we especially like about these is how they add aesthetic value to landscapes, as well. But these aren’t the only rain harvesting techniques that add beauty to landscapes.

This wine barrel turned rain barrel adds nice character to this home’s exterior. We especially like the climbing vines that add a naturally charming touch.

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This decorative rain catcher was cleverly designed to resemble a granite fountain.

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Even more discreet is this rain barrel boulder.

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Rain chains can be installed to direct rainwater into small basins, becoming a sustainable water feature for gardens and landscapes.

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These Mediterranean-style rain barrels double as planters and look sharp. It’s a solution that allows you to conserve water with style.

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Rain gardens that are specifically designed to collect storm water or runoff from roofs are another way to create bountiful, water-wise landscapes.

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Do you currently have a system for collecting rainwater in your Colorado landscape? We’d love to hear about it. Share your story in a comment below.

Coloradans in the greater Denver area and beyond looking to achieve a low-maintenance, sustainable landscape design that provides year-round color and interest can contact the landscaping professionals at Lifescape by calling (303) 831-8310.