Plants, flowers and vegetables love rainwater from the sky, which means they also love rainwater from the rain barrel!
Soft, pure, chemical-free rainwater maintained at proper ambient temperature help plants grow vigorously.
Cold, chlorinated water from most tap systems can shock plants and slow their growth.
Rainwater can be applied at a more favorable temperature for plant growth than cold well-water or city water. And rainwater is not chlorinated, fluoridated, or treated with chemicals as are most municipal water supplies.
But collecting rain water for a garden without a rainwater harvesting system can be a bit unwieldy. The easiest way to get rain water from your roof to your rain barrel is to use a diverter right in your gutter’s downspouts. By placing a Garden Watersaver Downspout Diverter directly into your roof’s gutter system, you’ll have a rain barrel full of natural rain water in no time, making it easy to water your garden the eco-friendly way!
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