Rainwater Collection Since 1994
2770 Highway 290 West Dripping Springs, TX 78620
22 Oct 2015

Water World

The owners of the Lake Austin remodel hired Tank Town, based in nearby Dripping Springs, Texas, to create their own rainwater-collection system. Led by founder Richard Heinichen, the company has installed hundreds of systems locally and even produces its own bottled water. On this particular project it assembled a roof wash tank and a sand filter to give collected water two major cleanings before being pumped into the storage tanks. The water then passes through a 2-mocron filter and under a ultraviolet light for further purification. To simplify maintenance, Tank Town kept the filters aboveground, concealed in outbuildings and behind landscape walls. The entire system lets the clients enjoy pure, clean water while conserving a natural resources–and avoiding a city water bill.

20 Oct 2015

Ask Jennifer: Your Gardening Questions Answered

I would like to grow some “barometer plants” to use as an early warning system for my garden. What plants are first to respond to frost, first to bolt and first to wilt? Is this a waste of time? It’s not a waste of time, but I’m not sure you’d have to invest in any particular variety. I would use half-hardy annuals that are sensitive to frost, such as cosmos lobelia


16 Oct 2015

10 Ideas for Landscaping Property Lines

What is it that you’re hoping to accomplish in landscaping your property line? Once you answer that over-arching question, many of the details will fall into place (with a little aid from the ideas I present here). As you’ll see from reading the information below, deciding on how to landscape a boundary largely comes down to sifting through your various options.


22 Sep 2015

Article: How to Get Rid of Crabgrass for Good

The best weapon you have against this annual weed is crabgrass preemergence herbicide (also called crabgrass preventer). You apply this product in the spring before the crabgrass seed sprouts. This granular herbicide works by creating a chemical barrier at the surface of the soil. As the seeds begin germination, they take in the herbicide and die.


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