I've been noticing that more and more of my neighbors and friends are starting to compost or installing a Rain Barrel. Maybe it's a trend - maybe some folks fancy themselves as a suburban farmer.
At my house, I have a garden! So it was a natural progression for me and my husband to start Composting and get a Rain Barrel. We started composting 5 years ago, because we have that famous Georgia red clay soil - and it needed some help!
Leaves, grass clippings, coffee grounds, potato and carrot peels, egg shells... you name it - we compost it! And what a difference it has made in our garden soil.
Then 3 years ago, we added a Rain Barrel. It's amazing how much water we collect during a 30 minute summer rainstorm! Having a rain barrel is a great way to water your planters throughout the summer without spending a lot of money on water.
When Georgia was experiencing a drought and there were strict water restrictions - our Rain Barrel saved the day for our garden!
So next time you're looking for a unique and "Green" closing gift for your suburban clients, this might be the ticket! For the DIY client, a Rain Barrel kit runs about $30 and Rain Barrels start at $100.
** Disclaimer: I'm not a tree-hugger or a "greenie", just doing my part to Conserve Water, ReCycle and ReUse!