Rain barrels vs water tank?
I am planning to have native plants in the front yard (ie no grass anymore) and have a food forest in the backyard (also no grass, just wood chips for walking in between).
Would you suggest rain barrels or an underground water tank? We're in the design stage so I was hoping to get some help.
In what situation would you recommend an automated irrigation system for the veggie garden?
Thanks for your expertise!
Where should the tank be situated if a tank is recommended? (if I have a tank)
And another question is what if I go on vacation? Do I need to empty the rain barrels or water tank?
I don't know much about the setup and I'm worried about winter freezing of the pipes.
I was planning on using the rainwater to feed the veggie garden in the backyard. If I'm correct I shouldn't need to water the front yard since native plants would be adapted to the soil already?