If you have a rain collecting tank attached to your downspouts and you harvest rainwater for your livestock or irrigation needs, you need to ensure the water is as clean as possible. Luckily, there are easy ways to protect your rain collection tank. Here are some essential tips to guide you:
1. Clean your roof on a regular basis
As rainwater rushes down your roof toward your gutters and eventually into your rainwater tanks, it is likely to pick up sediment, debris or chemicals from your roof.
If you live in or around a wooded area, chances are you've heard the telltale drumming of woodpeckers against your home. If left to their own devices, these birds can do a lot of damage to homes with wood siding. Therefore, it's important to deter them from your property. Here are some bird friendly ways to keep them from damaging the siding on your home.
Woodpeckers love to eat insects.