A graywater mulch basin with the water flowing. This is a bucket with the bottom cut off and gopher wire at the bottom to prevent gophers from excavating their soil into the basin. There are holes drilled along the sides to allow water to drain out. There is mulch at the bottom of the bucket and around it.
How to Set Fence Posts That Won't Rot - soak in wood preservative containing copper napthanate. Place post on top of at least 6 inches of aggregate. Pour concrete so that it is above soil level. Trowel top smooth and slope so water runs away from post. Apply exterior latex caulk around base of post. Use heartwood which is dark & denser & more insect resistant, not sapwood which is lighter.