Friday, April 16, 2010

Rain Barrels

I really want a couple Rain Barrels for my house/yard. I think they are a great ECO friendly way to water plants and save money.

So let's take a look at some of the good-oh-so-pretty options and the not-so-pretty options...

Here's the pretty...

This one is simply gorgeous I would even add this to my front yard!!! But at $219.00 a pop....sheesh, that is a hefty price tag. It's 70 gallons...that should be plenty of water for the yard for about two weeks don't you think?

This one isn't bad either. I think it would look decent up against our red brick home...and it's not bad at $139.00. That's doable to me. This has about a 50 gallon water capacity.

This one isn't bad...maybe too much white; but at least they thought about the design. The flower pot at the top is a nice touch. It runs about $239.00. This one holds about 40 gallons of water.

This one is nice, like the first wooden rectangular one. It's $219.00 as well and I think of the two, I prefer the rectangular one...and this one only holds about 67 gallons of water.

Now for the uglies...
These puppies run anywhere from $109-$299...yeah that ugly green one is $299. Ewww.

Which ever one you get...this is a great addition...the rainwater catcher/downspout attachment at $29.99. It allows the water to run the path of least resistance. Which simply means if your rain barrel is full no water will drain into it and that water will run out the end of your downspout...but if your rain barrel needs water the water will flow through the attachment until the barrel is full.

Or...when all else doesn't suit your fancy or you are just the DIY'er at heart...try making your own!

As much as I would love to have a pretty rain barrel...this may actually be my option. :)
Do any of you have rain barrels? What are your thoughts?!


Brandy said...

I am lovin the do it yourself rain barrel might be a super fun Idea to do with the kids for Earth day. We shall see.

mrs. fuzz said...

Hmmm. I was just thinking about this yesterday! I want to do this really bad. I think you and I think a lot alike little miss DIY. Great taste. :)

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