Today’s featured DIY project is a great one because we are entering a lovely rainy season soon! Collecting rain water is a convenient, thrifty and green way to water your yard. But not only that, is is a cleaner, more natural way to care for your gardens, yard and landscape.
There’s an article here on 5 Reasons to Collect Rainwater.
There are many approaches to collecting rain water, but we wanted to share one easier, frugal way to collect it with thrifty resources and a bit of leg work. It’s best to make your own because purchasing a system is not cost efficient and takes quite a while of use before you make your money back.
But by making your own and becoming resourceful is going to save you a lot of money. Remember, you are not drinking this water, you are using it to water your yard and gardens.
This project was created and shared by Eileen from Just Measuring Up. She shares the step-by-step instructions, along with the full list of supplies to turn a regular garbage can into a very functional rain barrel.
And if you are looking for some other great outdoor projects, check out the DIY section of our site and click on “outdoor.”
What do you think of this idea?