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Planning for El Niño?

Posted by mojave_patti 8b (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 11, 09 at 22:51

Are you doing anything special in preparation for the El Niño winter we're supposed to get?
Here in the far western Mojave, we're expecting extra precipitation. But I know better than to count on rain, ever.
At my house, I broke down and bought the gravel to mulch my xeriscape.
I'm debating ordering some pretty things from High Country Garden, or at a minimum putting in some more yuccas.
Anyone else with plans?

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RE: Planning for El Niño?

Hi! I am in the Mojave Desert too. I am planning on setting up rain barrels this year. I read that if only an inch of rain falls on a 2000 sq ft roof it will fill a bunch of barrels.

RE: Planning for El Niño?

We've been thinking about doing that as well. We're debating rain gutters -- I think we'd get a lot of sand in them.

My hubbie puts out poor man's rain barrels (relatively clean garbage cans) everytime it rains. We handwater for a week or so after a big rain.

RE: Planning for El Niño?

Hoping for tons of snow in central NM. It insulates my Trashycarpus too.

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