Rain Barrels Dover DE

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Rommel's Ace Hardware
(302) 674-9100
301a Independence Avenue
Dover, DE
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Vegetables

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Dover Redner's Market
(302) 678-3106
88 Salt Creek Drive
Dover, DE
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Vegetables

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Ronny's Market, Inc.
(302) 653-6288
5580 Dupont Pkwy
Smyrna, DE
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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Hill's Fresh Plants & Produce
(302) 422-4450
1795 Milford Harrington Hwy
Milford, DE
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Rommel's Ace Hardware
(302) 674-9100
301a Independence Avenue
Dover, DE
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Vegetables

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Jonny Nichols Landscape Maintenance
(302) 697-2200
273 Walnut Shade Rd
Dover, DE
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Landscaping Services

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The Barn Nursery & Landscape Center
(302) 492-8253
1318 Tuxward Rd
Hartly, DE

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Garden Hose Nursery
(302) 492-8289
1081 Halltown Rd
Marydel, DE

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Cruz & Lopez Landscaping
(410) 869-2310
18240 Lepore Rd
Marydel, MD

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The Strawberry Store, LLC
(302) 378-3633
107 Wellington Way
Middletown, DE

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Rain Barrels | Containers for collecting rain

Containers for collecting rain

A rain barrel is not just a water receptacle. It is a means of water conservation that can provide your plants and gardens with mineral-rich rainwater while slashing your domestic water consumption by up to 40 percent. A rain barrel is also a simple means of preparing for emergencies that could affect your family's safe water supplies.

Wood and Plastic Rain Barrels

The simplest way of conserving and storing water is to purchase retail plastic or wood rain barrels. These durable containers can hold anywhere from 25 to 100 gallons of fresh rain water. Choose from basic models or select special rain gutter barrels that make it easier to conserve and use your rainwater.

For example, a spout or hose is a must-have feature that lets you use your rainwater immediately. You can water your vegetable gardens , flowers or plants, or you can siphon off the collected fluid into gallon jugs. Another great feature is a debris screen, which is necessary if you plan to drink your rain water, because it prevents dirt, leaves, particles and other debris from getting into the barrel. Finally, some innovative multi-gallon rain barrels catch rain water for storage and siphon some of it off to grow flowers or other plants atop the barrel. Combination rain barrels are a great choice for homeowners and gardeners who value beauty and functionality at the same time.

Making Rain Barrels

Since a rain barrel is such a simple structure, it is easy to build at home. Many people choose an ordinary barrel, such an old wine-making or storage cask, and insert a plastic liner or garbage bag. You can also add a screen made from a kitchen splash screen or cut-away screen door material to catch debris. Alternately, some people prefer to repurpose an existing plastic receptacle. Any size or shape of container will do in a pinch, but the best way to make rain barrels is to use inexpensive plastic garbage bins that you can buy at any home improvement store.

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