Rain Barrels Are a Great Way To Keep Your Garden Green and Save Money

Recycle those April showers

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. With Earth Day coming up on April 22, it’s the right time of year to think about the other ways those rainy days can help us out. Rain barrels from Recycle Minnesota offer Plymouth residents a way to save money in an environmentally friendly way.
Rain barrels are placed under the downspouts of the gutters installed on your home.

Here are just a few of the benefits of using a rain barrel:

  • Water collected in rain barrels is naturally soft, perfect for plants and lawns.
  • Rain barrels provide water to areas that you aren’t able to reach with a hose.
  • Rain water is collected and directed away from the foundation of your house (helping minimize basement flooding).
  • You can water your dry lawns and gardens during city-imposed watering bans.

Rain barrels are available at distribution events hosted by Recycle Minnesota, as well as at retail locations around Plymouth, such as Bachman’s and Home Depot.

For more information visit recycleminnesota.org