TOM: April showers bring May flowers but if you install a rainwater collection system, you may just have enough water for June, July, and August blooms, as well. Hi. I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute.
TOM: Recycling rainwater is a time-honored way to keep your garden green. It’s easy to set up your system, too. Just start with a rainwater collection area, (chuckles) also known as your roof.
LESLIE: Transport rainwater to a rain barrel via clean, clear roof gutters and downspouts. Seamless gutters will work best since they’re less likely to clog.
TOM: Collect and store rainwater in a stylish, high-tech rain barrel. These days, they’re made of toxin-free resin, fiberglass, or concrete and designed to inhibit algae growth.
LESLIE: Then, put that rainwater to work by attaching a hose or garden soaker to the rain barrel’s spigot and water away. I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit Home Improvement Tips, visit moneypit.com.