If it’s true that April showers bring May flowers, then now is the time to take advantage of capturing some of that rain so you can water your garden on drier days. Rain barrels offer an effortless way to collect rain water, so you can avoid having to open your faucets (and your wallet) to give your posies a drink.
Need another reason to love rain barrels? You can water your garden when you feel like watering — not just during your assigned days and times of the week. To conserve water, many communities set restrictions on when and how long you can water your lawn and garden. This is a good idea that makes sense, but restrictions can make it a challenge to keep gardens in top shape throughout the growing season. When you collect rain in one or more rain barrels, you can water when your flowers and plants need it, and you are only limited by the amount of rain in your barrels.
Whether you are motivated by saving money or by saving the planet, rain barrels are a smart solution that fulfills both desires at once.