Quench your landscape’s thirst for natural rainwater

COUNTY — It’s been a long, hot season, and your landscape needs water, according to officials.

Quench your plant’s thirst (and save money on your water bill) with natural rainwater from your own rain barrel. Recycle your food scraps and yard waste and feed your plants with rich, natural compost.

On Clemson’s Solid Green Day, Oct. 29, Anderson and Pickens Counties Stormwater Partners (APCSP) will help area residents conserve natural resources by offering rain barrels and compost bins at a discounted price.

The rain barrel, which typically retails at $119, will be offered for just $65 each. Each rain barrel comes with a set of instructions for easy set-up. Also offered will be a 65 gallon compost bin for just $65, just in time for gardeners to collect fall leaves and compost them for spring vegetable and flower gardens.

To obtain the special pricing, rain barrels and compost bins must be pre-ordered online from the following link prior to the order deadline Thursday, Oct. 23, at 11 p.m.

Rain barrels and compost bins should be picked up between 2-6 p.m. on Oct. 29, Clemson’s Solid Green Day, at the S.C. Botanical Garden, 150 Discovery Lane in Clemson.

If you have questions, contact the Pickens County Extension office at (864) 878-1394.