Try some of these ideas to keep your yard looking beautiful all year long. You’ll save time and use less water.
Photo: Ralph Anderson
Just removing an existing porch railing opened up everything, but the team also used gutters on the porch roof to direct runoff into a rain barrel. A hose connected to the rain barrel makes it easy to hand-water a few pots nearby. They also used a rain chain—another time-honored gardening trick—to guide water from the roof into a large pot on the porch.