Using a rain barrel can save you a significant amount of money in a season. For each inch of rain that falls on 500 square feet of roof, you can collect 300 gallons of water to use in your garden, or your lawn. If we ever got rain.
Rain Barrel: Cut a piece of landscaping fabric to sit over the top of the barrel, putting the lid over the top to secure it. This will create a barrier that prevents mosquitoes and other pests from getting in the water.