I bought 4 new rain barrels, two of each type and even put flowers into the planters on top. Now we just need some rain!
Corey W I love rain barrels! One thing you might want to consider before filling up is that they need pressure to run out. Ours has a low spigot and we realized it was better to put a few layers of bricks under it after we had already placed them. Without it, it took 10 minutes to fill up our watering cans. Hope you get rain soon!
Rebecca Diltz Nate Moehring We have a bottom spigot on the back, I mostly use that. I’ve filled them up halfway to try them out. Haha.
Corey W Smart!
Melanie T Those look really nice!
Brad B Need some gutters dumping into them
Rebecca Diltz Nate Moehring We got those too. But we didn’t get the rain, no chance for the rest of the week.
Brad B Yea by the looks of the forecast it might be a few weeks before they fill up
Sheri N They are so attractive Becca!
Rebecca Diltz Nate Moehring Thank you! I didn’t want the barrel look and tried to find something that fit in with the house. I’m also hoping the flowers will kind of drape over the edges. Not sure though.
Sheri N I want them but we don’t get rain in AZ to fill it
Rebecca Diltz Nate Moehring Sheri, been hearing you are having a good monsoon season this year though.
Sheri N Yeah but standing water and mosquitoes scare me
Rebecca Diltz Nate Moehring Sheri, mine have a screen on top that reduces their access and there are supposed to be little capsules you can drop in that repel them as well. Right now it is too hot for them here, but I might buy the capsules in Sept/Oct timeframe if we need them.
Sheri N what a fabulous idea!
Melanie T Warren makes rain barrels. He made one for my mom. She loves it.
Char C ooh those are neat. does the rain keep the plants watered on top too?
Rebecca Diltz Nate Moehring Well, in TX it either rains really hard or it doesn’t rain for forever. So yes, when it rains they will be watered, but I’ll have to water them in between. The barrels have overflows in the back to keep from flooding the planters, but we have to do some rearranging because two of them flooded last night.
Hannah M We got our rain not to long ago. our rain barrels were full to the top.
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