Get Good Use Out of Your Rain Barrel Year Round

21st Dec 2014

In our last blog, we talked about how to retire your rain barrel for the long winter ahead. However, if you don't want to store your rain barrel, and you would like to continue to get some use out of it, you will be glad to know that there is a way to use it all year round, even when it gets cold out! When you set up your own rain barrel kit from The Rain Barrel Depot, you can use it to collect more than just rain, you can also use it to collect snow!

Collecting snow is a great way to save some water, and get some use out of your rain barrel during the wintertime. After all, snow is essentially just frozen water, so why couldn't you use it? All you have to do is collect the snow that you shoveled away from your driveway into your rain barrel. Once the snow melts, you can use the water to give your thirsty plants a drink. It may interest you to know that snow is considered to be "the poor person's fertilizer", because it can help veggies and plants to grow when it has melted. Melted snow is also great for cleaning your home, washing your car, and so much more!

Just because winter is here, doesn't mean that you necessarily have to store your rain barrel. Get some use out of it all year round by collecting snow into it! Don't have a rain barrel of your own yet? Visit our site today to order yours!