Landscapes by Earth Design

"We Bring Your Outdoors to Life"

RAIN HARVESTING & GREEN PRODUCTS March 15, 2011

This page contains products that we have personally selected for our ‘green’ clients. We are always looking for interesting and new things.  If you know of , or have a product that you think we would be interested in just give us a holler !! 

Please visit our other product pages to see all the wonderful things you can add to your outdoor room. Remember – the details make all the difference.

When you find that perfect item – call 630-553-1996 or email us earth-design@att.net  for more information.

 

WATER HARVESTING  Rain Barrels, Rain water diverters

 

Upcycle Rain Barrel

 

An inexpensive and perfect way to be green. These UPCYCLE RAIN BARRELS are repurposed food grade poly ethylene 50 – 55 gal.  barrels. Available in black, gray, terra cotta, brown and blue. Multiple barrels can be connected together. They also have COMPOSTERS and MANURE TEA BARRELS.  So if you need any of these give us a call…I have the horse manure!!   See our information page for details on making and using manure tea – it’s great for your plants.     $139.99

 

 

 The rainxchange rain barrel (not shown) is a medium priced solution with large 75 gal. capacity and many features. Terra cotta color only. Download complete brochure on site.    www.illinoisbrick.com/data/rainbarrelsellsheetrev.pdf      $269.99

 

These are our favorite – solid oak wine barrels repurposed into wonderful rain barrels. Features include brass hose connection, mesh debris screen and overflow valve. Multiple barrels can be connected together.  Now this is a classy rain barrel.  www.barreldepot.com    $329.99

 

 

 

 How much rain can I collect?   As a general rule for every 1″ of rain that falls on a 1,000 square foot area, such as your roof, you can expect  about 600 gallons of runoff.     Link multiple barrels to increase storage !!

 

DECKING

   Lumberock : Brian has completed factory training and is a Medallion Contractor for Lumberock  premium decking.

Lumberock uses certified post – consumer plastic materials to manufacture its product. Lumberock is made from the milk cartons you recycle. It is extremely environmentally friendly using 75% post  comsumer plastic materials. There are 27 recycled milk cartons in every foot of 5/4x 6″ decking. I don’t know of any other decking product that is this ‘green’.

They have railing systems, tongue & groove porch flooring and 2 x 6 for docks as well as the standard deck choices. We can use Lumberock products to make you a low maintenance, custom trellis or arbor.  Many colors and profiles are available to fit just about any use. It will never rot, crack, splinter or stain and is impervious to mold, mildew and bacteria. An occasional washing with standard household cleaners will keep it looking great. As an added benefit it is manufactured locally in Elgin, IL. 

 

Call Earth Design today to get all the information on this and other deck products available.  “We Bring Your Outdoors to Life” .

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