Know the Basics of Basins
Creating depressions in your landscape is a simple, effective way to harvest rainwater, leveraging gravity to slow, spread and sink the precious liquid as it falls and moves down the grade of your landscape.
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Choose Permeable Paving
Here are some ideas for patios, pathways and other paved surfaces that allow water to infiltrate through to the earth below.
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Form Landscape Mounds
Raising drought-tolerant plants up above the more water-loving species in your water-harvesting landscape makes sense. Varying heights in your landscape by mimicking the natural landforms in your area will help route and hold water during rainfall, create visual interest and create a greater variety of mini micro-climates, just like Nature does.
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