Plants and Grey Water

Plants and Grey Water

Could wash water from showers, sinks or washing machines really be used for irrigation of garden plants? Surely there are chemical residues in wash water, and pH levels can be abnormal with the result of nutrient deficiency, especially in alkaline soils. The importance of using the proper plants for these extreme conditions can not be overestimated. Any plants will not do, but there are plant species capable of dealing with the challenge.

There are a few things to consider when using grey water. Often times people are afraid of using grey water due to risk of contamination, a risk that is highly exaggerated. Edibles can be avoided to minimize any worry. There are still a large number of plants that can be used to create a rich greenery. A coarse cleaning in a reed bed will make the water ready for irrigation or to be used in a fountain for evaporate cooling.

Regarding any nutrient deficiency, there are ways to work around that too. A thorough maintenance plan can ease any problems ahead and help to to keep the plants healthy for many years to come.

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PLANTS AS FUNCTIONAL BUILDING BLOCKS IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

PLANTS AS FUNCTIONAL BUILDING BLOCKS IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

What used to be considered an added ornamental value can in fact be an interactive sustainable building material saving both energy, fresh water and environmental impact. Let us show you how!