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thinking about building a rain barrel in the barn so there isn't a hose running from the house all the way out there all year
This is a little bit misleading because there is no way you're gonna get that kind of spray pressure out of a rain barrel without it being extremely full and the hose dropping elevation a LOT. If you has a flat yard the lack of pressure is, unfortuately, disappointing. :( Still love my 3 rain barrels but...we are doing this come spring time!
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)
DIY Rain Barrel - these sell for almost $100 at Lowe's. The landscape netting keeps out mosquitos.
How To Make A Rain Barrel - I wound up using a kit, but I don't know if it's collecting much rain, so I might cut a hole in the top like this one suggests. I already have the landscaping fabric.
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.