Using a rain barrel can save you a significant amount of money in a season. For each inch of rain that falls on 500 square feet of roof, you can collect 300 gallons of water to use in your garden, or your lawn. If we ever got rain.
Dr. Dans Garden Tips: Solar Powered Rain Barrel Pump System... The solar powered rain barrel pump system provides pressurized pumping through a garden hose with no electrical outlet required. High powered system pumps up to 100 gallons on a single charge. Theres no need to elevate your rain barrel to extract the water or install expensive electrical pumps. Solar energy pumps with enough force to work for all your watering needs. #gardenhosesideas
DIY - Homemade Gabion wall ie rocks encased in wire baskets and used as a retaining wall - creates a dramatic feature in a garden. No directions on link. Nice someone figured out how to landscape with river rock. I swear they grow!