Rain Barrels--good or evil?
i have decided this year to get into the intentional plants in the yard situation. (yes, i use to have whatever popped up and survived getting mowed). so now i have to water to get these things going. i live in a city that tends to impose a water restriction late each year, but i don't know if i'll keep doing this that long or just let the plants die off. i have several down spouts that could easily fit barrels. when i looked at pricing for barrels the other day what i found were all very high (to me anyway). plus they seem to need "parts sold seperately". at this rate would i be better off to just keep adding to my water bill? (i'm not big on the "be green" thing if it cost me extra $$$). anyone got any suggestions. (currently have fivegallon buckets for some use)