I have decided to write this blog post on a “Freestyle” topic. I hadn’t found anything in the media that was extremely interesting to me, so I went ahead and started writing about a change I recently implemented.
I live in a single family home in Moncks Corner, that is only two years old, so the house itself is fairly efficient in the grand scheme of things. However, we live on a little over an acre of land, so during the spring and summer months we are constantly watering our grass. We do so with multiple sprinklers and water hoses, and although water is so inexpensive that it does not impact us financially as much, we use SO much water doing so. It started to get to me and I realized how wasteful we are- there are millions of people who are constantly looking for water to survive and we are wasting it away on our grass. It started to irritate me to no end, so off we went.
Next stop: Lowe’s! I love Lowe’s- confessions of Hannah. Anyway, I read some reviews and found an awesome rain catcher that could go on both sides of my house, and attach to my rain gutters. SOLD! I bought two for either side of my house, and have been conserving and re-purposing water ever since. They work great for watering my grass, watering my plants such as ferns, mums, and azaleas, and watering our small garden. I still have to use my sprinkler, but not nearly as much as I used to. For as much rain as we get in the warm months here in South Carolina, rain catchers are a great idea. Just wanted to share an idea for conserving water; I included a link to Lowe’s (free shipping!) and a picture in case you want to shop in store.
PS- Lowe’s allows dogs. What’s better than conserving water while petting dogs?