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DIY Laundry to Landscape Greywater System

We just installed a greywater system that lets us redirect water from the washer to the planters in our front yard. It was a one day project, and best of all, no permit is required in California!

the finished project

Here’s how we set up our system, including the parts we bought. If you would like to replicate this system, your parts may vary based on the locations of your washer, sewer pipe, and rain barrel. Check out the links at the end for more examples, parts lists, and regulations.

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Fairy Rings

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With all the rain we’ve been getting here in Southern California, mushrooms are popping up in lawns everywhere. I’ve really enjoyed watching the circle of mushrooms emerge on our front lawn. They appeared on a day when all my electronics were going wonky, and as I told the kids this was because there was too much magic in the air, they nodded very seriously.

I’m lucky they still play along with me. 🙂

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New Buds

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The first of the new buds on my orchid opened today!

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Blue Astor Water Lily

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Meet the newest addition to our garden. The kids call it our new pet. I might get a friend for it if I don’t kill it first.

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Environment: Another day at the office.

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Baby Plants

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I planted these bulbs a month ago, which was long enough for me to forget what I had planted. When the flowers bloom I’ll be just as surprised as anyone else to see what they turn out to be.

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At the Dentist

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Believe it or not, this is the view I see at the dentist’s office. Today it’s the 5th time I’ve been to the dentist in the last two and a half months. Hopefully it’s my last time for a while.

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Cold

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The flowers think it’s spring, but this morning I had to scrape ice off my windshield. Silly flowers.