Rain Barrels: Once An Eyesore, Now A Design Pieceby CustomHomes on Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Internet sites give homeowners free instructions along with a list of materials needed to construct an attractive rain barrel. Homeowners can also purchase readymade kits at home improvement stores.
Internet sites with decorating tips and instructions offer homeowners ways in which to make these rain barrels an attractive addition to any garden or yard. This can save the homeowner money.
Home improvement stores have unusual and now very attractive rain barrels for sale. These manufactured rain barrels come in different materials and colors such as, terra cotta, resin, bamboo and recycled plastic.
Some of these rain barrels hold strawberry plants or vines and ivy plants in the top and look like large planters. Some look like a big rock in a garden with a spigot at the bottom.
Homemade and already constructed rain barrels are at least 55 gallon or larger containers. Some barrels are less than 50 gallon. Some homeowners incorporate rain barrels with the home’s gutter system while other homeowners prefer to allow the barrel sit in the yard and collect rainwater. The downfall to this is that, without a suitable top the water can collect bugs and mosquitoes.
Rain barrels no longer have to be a garden or yard eyesore and can be an added attractive addition for homeowners.