Even if the cold and frost have arrived, the gardeners cannot rest. Things can be done in the garden all year round, even in the cooler months. Regardless of where you live, plants will need care to start spring off on the ‘right footing’. But what things can be done in the garden during winter?…
During the hot summer days, an outdoor shower is a blessing, and you owe it to yourself to just give in to this delight.
The simplest solution to achieve this is to turn to the hose you usually use for watering your plants.All you have to do is to find a private spot and hook the hose to a tree branch after you have mounted a shower head. That’s it! Because we are talking about cold water here, your summer delight won’t last very long, therefore you don’t need to worry too much about the water drain system. A layer of gravel will be sufficient to ensure a satisfactory drainage.
If you find the hose option
One simple and inexpensive solution is the bamboo shower. Build a semi-circular structure using bamboo sticks. Because this type of wood is very light, you will need to anchor it to a supporting system (i.e. poles made from another type of wood).Your roof can be bamboo-made as well, as it is able to sustain without any problems a solar panel or climbing plants for a more lush look. You can connect the outdoor shower drainage to the main sewer your house is using. However, if you are not a plumber, we recommend hiring one for this task, rather than pulling a DIY. Talking about plumbers, always remember to empty the pipes before the cold season, to protect them from frost.
Rediscover the simple joys of life by spoiling yourself with a shower in the garden.
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