Consider a Simple Water-Catchment System and Rain Garden/Bioswale Before Winter Rains Arrive
Bioswales capture rainwater, sustain plants, and prevent run-off
There is serious talk of an El Nino this year with a chance of a wet winter ahead for us in Marin. Why not consider several water-wise ways to take advantage of any rain we receive. There are simple water catchment systems that are easy to set-up to collect rain water from your roof. You can also consider a bioswale or rain garden on your property to collect and use water that would otherwise run off - an additional big benefit is turf reduction. Raised walking paths and sunken gardens will also collect and store water for your plants.
Simple barrel catchment