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Why You Should Start Composting


In one of our previous blogs, we talked about some of the many benefits of collecting water in a rain barrel. Rain barrels are just some of the many products that we offer that could change your life and protect our environment. We are proud to say that we also offer compost bins. Composting comes with a wide variety of benefits. The following is our list of the most compelling reasons to start composting:

  • It makes your garbage useful - With composting, you won't have to feel bad about throwing things away, because you will be able to use them! Composting can turn your garbage into valuable nutrients! 
  • It keeps chemicals out of your garden - Many people are aware of the fact that compost is a wonderful fertilizer for gardens, but not people know that it can actually deter common pests! That's right, compost helps to make plants so strong, they are able to fight off pests on their own, which means that you won't have to use chemical pest repellents. 
  • It helps to prevent run off- Compost helps to keep soil healthy and root systems strong, which retains more water and helps to prevent run off. 
  • It helps to improve air quality- Without composting, many people end up burning their garbage, which can cause a variety of dangerous toxins to be added to the air. Composting is a safe, air-friendly alternative to burning.
  • It reduces greenhouse emissions- Did you know that landfills are by far the biggest source of toxic methane gas emissions? By composting, you are reducing landfill waste and reducing dangerous emissions. 

You Can Now Legally Collect Rainwater in Colorado!

The population keeps on growing, and with more and more people demanding clean water day after day, it can be incredibly difficult for our aquifers to keep up. This has led many people to depend on rain to water their gardens, wash off their veggies, clean their cars etc., which was an activity that used [...]

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How to Choose the Right Rain Barrel Size

Here at The Rain Barrel Depot, we pride ourselves in having a huge selection of rain barrels for you to choose from. We have many brands and sizes available for you, and we even have several high quality rain barrel kits! The problem is that with so many options, it can be hard to choose [...]

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Get Good Use Out of Your Rain Barrel Year Round

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 [...]

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Retiring Your Rain Barrel for the Winter

Though a few lucky people are still enjoying the warm weather and the sunshine, for most of the country, winter is well on its way. If you live in area where the cold weather has already started to show itself, then the time has come for you to put your rain barrel up for the winter, [...]

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You Can Now Link Both of Your Rain Barrels!

Have you found that one rain barrel just isn't enough to meet all of your watering needs? Do need another rain barrel, but you just aren't sure that want an entirely separate set up? If so, The Rain Barrel Depot has the perfect solution for you! In addition to offering a huge selection of rain [...]

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Rainwater vs. Tap Water for Plants

If you have read our previous blog, Benefits of Collecting Rainwater, then you already know that collecting water with one of our rain barrels can benefit you, your garden, and your community in many ways. One of the benefits that we mentioned is the fact that rainwater is a chemical-free way to keep your lawn and [...]

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Enjoy Big Savings By Making Your Own DIY Rain Barrel!

Are you interested in conserving water and saving money with a rain barrel, but you just aren't sure that you want to invest your own money in a rain barrel quite yet? If so, then you have come to the right place. At The Rain Barrel Depot, we not only have a wide variety of [...]

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How Collecting Rainwater Benefits Your Community

If you have read our last blog, then you already know that collecting rainwater can come with many benefits for you and your household. We talked about how a rain barrel kit can save you money, prevent water damage in your home, maintain your independence, and enjoy a chemical free solution. Did you know that having [...]

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Benefits of Collecting Rain Water

Many people understand that rain barrels are beneficial for keeping their plants and lawn beautiful, but not many people realize that many more benefits come from having a rain barrel as well. The following is a list of some of the top benefits of collecting rainwater in a rain barrel for you and your home: Save [...]

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