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Crestview Traditional Landscape, Austin

With the up-and-coming neighborhood of Crestview changing daily, these clients wanted to finish off their remodel by updating their landscape to fit their style, and the modernized neighborhood. With their home already having some modern/contemporary lines and design elements, it was easy to expanded and shadow that within the landscape. By creating predominate features like these metal box planters, we needed to keep the plant pallet simple, and chic. We used a pallet of very architectural plants, low maintenance native plants, and topped it off with a top dress of Decomposed Granite for a pop of color and sense of durability.
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selaineat wrote:
Do you have 'plans' for building the rain barrel base? Tks. S - I can see how it is bolted together but what does the barrel sit on? Many thanks for any help!
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kbob13

WHERE DID YOU GET THE 55 GALLON DRUM? WHAT MATERIAL IS IT? DID YOU PAINT IT?

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The 55gal drum was purchased from a specialty shop, check with local shipping supply stores and such in the industry. Local garden centers tend to carry these as well! The barrel is painted to match the overall color scheme of the landscape. Thank you for your interest!
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kandersoncamp wrote:
Rain barrel - I love this landscaping! Where did you purchase the rain barrel, or is it custom made? Thank you.
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Thank you for your interest! This rain barrel was custom created, however, this was based off of a style that can be purchased! This was created with a simple 55 gallon drum, and cedar 4"x4" posts to created the base! This style can typically be found at your local garden centers. Thank you for asking!
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Thank you!
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winklersl wrote:
Thank you - Thank you for answering these questions
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Of course! :)

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Nan wrote:
Source for this rain barrel? Thank you.
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We actually ordered this from a local company that specializes in rain barrels and tanks! http://austingreenwater.com/
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3. Use a rain barrel to catch water for use in the garden. This simple addition to your home can save you many gallons of water each year, depending on how much rainfall you get in your region.4. Seek out drought-tolerant and native plants. Especially important in the southwest and western U.S., and anywhere drought is a problem, choosing the native plants can reduce the need for frequent watering.Guides to gardening in your region of the U.S.
Marianne Lipanovich added this to Just Add Water: Rain Barrel Magic
Experiment with the look. At first sight, this rain barrel makes its presence known as it perches on its custom wooden stand. Though the mix of materials might seem like it would clash, it works well with the surrounding wood and stone facade of the house, architectural plantings and ground cover.
Carol Crotta added this to 11 Ways to Save Water at Home
11. Capture rainwater. Find ways to save and store rainwater for use in the garden. Using a 55-gallon drum like this one, which catches roof water from gutters and downspouts, is one easy way. Remember to cover your barrels to keep mosquitoes at bay.Tell us: Has your household been cutting back on water? Share your experiences and tips in the Comments.More:Just Add Water: Rain Barrel MagicHow to Switch to a Tankless Water HeaterMore water-saving guides for indoors and out
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When It RainsYou can’t talk about landscaping without first talking about water. According to the survey, water — either how to get rid of it or how to get more of it — is a top challenge among homeowners and designers, as shown in the graph above. In turn, how homeowners and designers manage too much or too little water affects how people use their outdoor spaces.In California, for example, despite recent El Niño storms that have slightly eased record drought conditions, people are still motivated to reduce water usage. Schwartz says in Santa Cruz, and elsewhere in the state, local water departments continue to offer rebates and subsidies to homeowners who reduce water usage by removing lawns or installing water storage tanks.Watch how to install a rain barrel
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4. Consider adding a rain barrel. Having a rain barrel to collect runoff from your roof can be a great way to save on water bills and use what would otherwise be wasted water. A good rain barrel has a lid to prevent mosquitoes from breeding inside and a tap near the base to allow access to the collected water.Houzz TV: How to Install a Rain BarrelSee more ways to save water in the garden

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