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re-use rainwater to water your plants. Great conservation idea!!! Plus, lower your water bill. Unless we have another drought. ugh!
RAIN CHAIN! This was a store-bought one, but it would be easy to duplicate with rocks and wire. In fact, the Dollar Tree blogger has already done it with, of course, DT items. There is a link in the blog to that tutorial.
Reuse rainwater with these barrels made from trash cans. Placed underneath your home's downspout, a rain barrel can help conserve water (and money) by capturing rain runoff from the roof. You can then use that water for the garden. You'll find a variety of barrels available online: Look for ones that have a spigot for a house attachment. Or make your own from large plastic trash containers. You can purchase a pump to help deliver the water through your hose, or a tap to fill your watering can.
Eco-Friendly Outdoor Patio: Gutters on this Longwood, Florida, home direct runoff into a rain barrel. A hose connected to the rain barrel makes it easy to hand-water a few pots nearby. A rain chain also guides water from the roof into a large pot. (Photo: Ralph Anderson)
How to Build a Rain Barrel. This DIY rain barrel costs less than 100 bucks to build and works just as well as the expensive ones you can purchase.