Why Collect Rainwater for the Garden.
How to Make a Rain Barrel in 5 Easy Steps.
Garden Water Saver allows environmentally conscious people to easily collect rainwater from the roof of a house, so that the water can be used whenever it’s needed to irrigate a lawn or a garden, to clean yard tools, or for any other non-drinking use.
|Plants, flowers and vegetables love rainwater from the sky, which means they also love rainwater from the rain barrel!|
Soft, pure, chemical-free rainwater maintained at proper ambient temperature help plants grow vigorously.
But collecting rain water for a garden without a rainwater harvesting system can be a bit unwieldy. The easiest way to get rain water from your roof to your rain barrel is to use a diverter right in your gutter’s downspouts. By placing a Garden Watersaver Downspout Diverter directly into your roof’s gutter system, you’ll have a rain barrel full of natural rain water in no time, making it easy to water your garden the eco-friendly way!
The secret of Garden Watersaver is their unique Downspout Diverter, which attaches easily to any gutter’s downspout. Once in place, the Diverter sends water to a rain barrel through a hose until that barrel is completely full. Once full, additional water simply continues down the downspout as it normally would — so the process is automatic!
Garden Watersaver also offers a Complete Rain Barrel Construction Kit that includes the Downspout Diverter plus all of the other items and instructions necessary to build a complete rain barrel system for water collection. It’s all there!
The amount of rainfall that you can collect is governed by the following formula: Easy to Remember Formula: 1″ of rain x 1 sq. ft. = 0.623 gallons To calculate the amount of rainwater you can collect, you need to know your annual average precipitation for your area. You can use the precipitation map from search engine to find approximate amount for your area.
WHY COLLECT RAINWATER FOR THE GARDEN?
The primary purpose of a rain garden is to reduce runoff, so it should be placed in a location enabling the garden to collect water. Select only native plants (shrubs, perennials, and annuals) for your rain garden.
Last edited on 15th May 2023.
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Rainbarrel Tutorial: How to make a rain barrel
Rain barrels capture water from a roof and hold it for later use such as on lawns, gardens or indoor plants. Collecting roof runoff in rain barrels reduces the amount of water that flows from your property. It’s a great way to conserve water and it’s free water for use in your landscape. Many cities and towns distribute rain barrels to residents through annual sales. Other sources include online retailers, local home and garden supply stores. Cisterns are also used to “harvest” rain water. With a greater storage capacity they may be located above or below ground.
Note: Remember that as rain water flows over a roof surface it can pick up pollutants such as bacteria from birds and other animals, and chemicals from roof materials – factors to consider when thinking about using rain barrel water.
Some links with information and suggestions are included below:
Click to access RainwaterHarvestingManual_3rdedition.pdf