Rain Barrels: 15 DIY and Ready-To-Buy Options

Rain Barrels: 15 DIY and Ready-To-Buy Options

We're full into Summer and high-watering season, and while some areas of the country are getting too much rainfall and others are desperate for some, it seems we can all agree that reusing rainwater, rather than fresh water is the most common-sense way to irrigate our plants. Luckily throughout the years rainwater collection has become more popular and we've come across a great variety of rain harvesting options — both DIY and ready to buy. Shown above the jump from left to right: Top Row 1. The Hero 365 RC-1 Rain Collector 2. 'A Drop of Water' Rain Barrel by Bas van der Veer 3. Garden Find: Torrefied Wooden Rain Collector 4. Second Rain: Inconspicuous Rain Collection 5. Rain Catchment Systems Middle Row 6. RainXchange: Modular Underground Rainwater Cistern 7. Rainwater HOG: Small, Modular Rainwater Collection 8. Cista: Rainwater Harvesting Concept 9. LOOK! Rain Barrels on Parade 10. Can You Spot The Cistern? Harvesting Rain in the Northwest Bottom Row (DIY) 11. How To: Make an Incognito Water Catchment System 12. How To: Make a $25 DIY Rainbarrel 13. How To: Make a Rainwater Collection Barrel 14. How To Make A Rain Barrel 15. How To: Rain Barrel Watering System (Images as linked above)
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