Rain falls naturally from the sky to water trees and plants. That is what rain was designed to do. Many homeowners also have plants inside their homes. These plants are not able to drink the rain that falls from the sky. Fortunately, there is a way for homeowners to trap the rain when it falls and then use it to feed their indoor plants. This will not only conserve water, but it will save homeowners money on their water bills.
Pick a rain barrel that contains a screen to keep out leaves and bugs. Find a rain barrel at your local hardware store or from an online vendor.
Observe your roof the next time it rains. Locate the spot where the most water runs together and falls off the roof. This is where you will want to place your rain barrel.
Level the ground under the spot you choose and set your rain barrel on it.
Collect the rain and use a watering can to get water from the barrel to feed your indoor plants. There should be a spout where you can release the amount of water you need.
Hook a garden hose to the spout on the barrel to water outdoor plants when there hasn't been adequate rainfall.