Isn’t it nice when the rain hits at the perfect time during gardening season? You get to skip watering the lawn or garden, avoiding the added expense to your water bill. Many times, it doesn’t rain enough or at the right time and I’m left weighing the value of a nice lawn or the frugality of homegrown produce with the cost of running water. The solution our sponsor has for you? Collect & store rainwater for use as needed!
Collecting rainwater means you won’t have higher water bills through the spring and summer. It also means you’ll have a healthier lawn and garden. The rainwater has not been treated with chemicals or altered with minerals. Water treatment requires energy, but it is an unnecessary step for watering the lawn & garden when you can instead use water from a rain barrel each week.
It’s free water—from the sky! The purchase of a rainwater barrel is a one time expense, saving you money each season. It will easily pay for itself over time. Unlike other rain barrels that are simply recycled food barrels, these are manufactured specifically to be a rain barrel. I have wanted one for quite some time, but had trouble finding something quite like this. These are designed to look good in your garden. Plus, the barrels are made in North Carolina from 100% recycled materials, for even more green points!
My daughters’ school actually just received a donated barrel, which they are converting into a rainwater barrel. We received a list of needed items for the conversion and a request for volunteer hours to get the barrel ready for spring. These rainwater barrels already include everything you need for installation—you’ll need no additional parts or trips to the hardware store. Click here to see how a single purchase, with free shipping, will get you ready to start collecting rainwater for the gardening season.