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York Region - Healthy Yards - Rain Barrels, Composters and plants on sale

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York Region - Healthy Yards - Rain Barrels, Composters and plants on sale

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Rain Barrels, Composters and native plants for sale. About 50-75% off from retail.

https://eservices.richmondhill.ca/healthyyards/
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Thanks.
The rain barrels are already of out stock Disappointed Face
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Jun 5, 2017
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This seems like it happens once a year ... wondering if the dates are fixed? would be great to get a rain barrel
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Allowing people to purchase 5 barrels at once shouldn't be allowed. I'm thinking if you're home is large enough for 5 of these to be placed around then you are definitely able to afford purchase it for full price...
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Yeah they make us line up in Waterloo and we can only get one per household but the lineup is massive.
Clocksmith25 wrote: Allowing people to purchase 5 barrels at once shouldn't be allowed. I'm thinking if you're home is large enough for 5 of these to be placed around then you are definitely able to afford purchase it for full price...
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Clocksmith25 wrote: Allowing people to purchase 5 barrels at once shouldn't be allowed. I'm thinking if you're home is large enough for 5 of these to be placed around then you are definitely able to afford purchase it for full price...
lol, what logic is this. Not everyone lives in the subdivision can cookie cutters. There are older single detached houses on massive lots in older neighborhoods. They can be had for 600k.
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sonyminidiscman wrote: lol, what logic is this. Not everyone lives in the subdivision can cookie cutters. There are older single detached houses on massive lots in older neighborhoods. They can be had for 600k.
Fair, but 5 is a bit much. Most detached homes don't even have that many downspouts.
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Thanks OP.

Was looking for rain barrels but bought some shrubs. Really good prices.
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rainbarrel.ca/markham seems to have stocks for order, pickup in June I think
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Thanks op! ordered a composter... but i forgot to select a timeslot and order already placed... wonder what will happen..
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Jon Lai wrote: Fair, but 5 is a bit much. Most detached homes don't even have that many downspouts.
If you have the space, all you need is one down spouts and you can connect all 5 of them together, there is a connection up at the top for overflow or to connect to the next tank. I bought one like 3 yrs ago, still haven't hooked that up yet because i can't find a good spot that doesn't look ugly. and it needs to be higher then my raised planter so setup is a pain. Those who got 5 and can't use it will likely sell them back out cause its massive. just let them waste their money, rain barrel is a nice concept, but if you have to build a platform, and buy stuff to modify your downspout, you are looking at 100 bucks to setup. I don't think you will save 100 bucks in water from rain.

Last year, since working from home, i gather salad from the garden for lunch, wash and save all the water, and then take that to water the garden, there was almost no need to use my garden hose. Its amazing how much water gets used for washing veggies.
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mandm1209 wrote: Thanks OP.

Was looking for rain barrels but bought some shrubs. Really good prices.
Where did you see shrubs?
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Tried to order but it directs me to Paypal payment? Anyone uses credit card?
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tyrrell wrote: Where did you see shrubs?
You have to select Richmond Hill. I chose my city Markham earlier and didn't have that option, then I tried RH and shrubs showed
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perfect... i need to replace my compost!
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CertainSomeone wrote: You have to select Richmond Hill. I chose my city Markham earlier and didn't have that option, then I tried RH and shrubs showed

Interesting... Will they ask for proof of residence? Or can anyone just go?
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Dymis wrote: Any feedback on the composter? I'm in Markham and this was the one shown (not sure if it changes by region).

http://enviroworld.ca/environmental-pro ... rden-earth
I have two of these and they work well enough. I pulled out about 4-5 blue recycling bins of compost out of one of them, this past weekend.

A bit on the slow side (takes a few months) but strikes a balance between having a tumbler, having to manually turn it over and/or having an unsightly compost pile. Just remember to layer browns with greens... piling up only your leafs or your grass clippings in a homogenous pile won't work very well. Mix it up as you are putting it in, and add water occasionally... use brown cardboard or shredded non-glossy paper in absence of leafs....
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sonyminidiscman wrote: If you have the space, all you need is one down spouts and you can connect all 5 of them together, there is a connection up at the top for overflow or to connect to the next tank. I bought one like 3 yrs ago, still haven't hooked that up yet because i can't find a good spot that doesn't look ugly. and it needs to be higher then my raised planter so setup is a pain. Those who got 5 and can't use it will likely sell them back out cause its massive. just let them waste their money, rain barrel is a nice concept, but if you have to build a platform, and buy stuff to modify your downspout, you are looking at 100 bucks to setup. I don't think you will save 100 bucks in water from rain.

Last year, since working from home, i gather salad from the garden for lunch, wash and save all the water, and then take that to water the garden, there was almost no need to use my garden hose. Its amazing how much water gets used for washing veggies.
That's the thing, they're going to make a profit on them because these are subsidized...
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tyrrell wrote:
Interesting... Will they ask for proof of residence? Or can anyone just go?
I'm not a resident of RH either so I'm not sure, if you have friends maybe ask them to order then get from 'em, just in case

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