Rather than let rainwater roll off into storm drains, some South Floridians prefer to save it as a free and eco-friendly source of irrigation for their yards.
Efficient watering & reducing runoff are among Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles. They are the focus of a free webinar on Zoom from the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Office in Davie.
What: Rain Barrel webinar
When: 6:15 p.m. June 1
Who: featuring Lorna Bravo, director of UF/IFAS Extension Office for Broward
“South Florida receives an average of 62 inches of rainfall per year. Most of this water washes off green lawns and pavements…” Bravo wrote in a UF/IFAS blog article. “A rain barrel is an inexpensive way of capturing and storing some of this water for later use.”
“Rainwater collection is always beneficial, whether the water is used to water one houseplant or an entire garden. Even though a small rain barrel may not provide all the water needed to sustain your yard, it can certainly supplement your current watering habits.”
Register for the webinar online
Participants are eligible to order a rain barrel for $55
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