Do You Need a Permit to Get a Rain Barrel in Florida?

This is a question we’ve heard once or twice, and we thought we should take a moment to address it here on our blog. Here’s the short answer: no, you do not require a permit to use a rain barrel in Florida. In fact, many of Florida’s county extensions are openly and actively trying to encourage Floridians to use them. They host numerous classes and offer rain barrels you can take home with you. So where did the rumor that you might need a permit for a rain barrel come from? It could have come..

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Four Ways to Reduce Storm Runoff

Hail, fall leaves and debris block up sewer hole restricting runoff flow.Although we’re about to hit the dry season, there’s still one month of wet, rainy weather left to go, and it’s never too late to plan for next year. If you haven’t considered it before, then now’s a great time to look at what you can do to help reduce water pollution. Florida has a wonderful, diverse, unique geology and climate that sustains an abundance of wildlife and tropical plants. The downside is that it’s also highly susceptible to pollution, and even small traces..

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The Ultimate Guide to Florida Rain Gardens

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March is a great time to start getting out into the yard, which is why we wanted to take some time to remind you that a rain garden is a great way to help the environment while saving some money. See: 4 Reasons to Start a Florida Rain Garden. We also wanted to give you a comprehensive resource which would guide you through the process of creating your rain garden. Rain gardens are a simple concept, but they’re ultimately somewhat tricky to execute. If you don’t..

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