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Subject:  Re: Water! Date:  10/5/2012  5:25 PM
Author:  Donna405 Number:  122433 of 128483

PSU: <<The problem with rain barrels is that they're not that good for watering the lawn. After using all the water for the 100 sq ft of lawn, you have an empty barrel. To refill, you need rain. If you need to refill your rain barrel on a frequent basis, you need frequent rain. If you have frequent rain, you don't need to water. If you don't need to water, then you don't need rain barrels.

I view rain barrels as a source of water for flower pots and vegetable gardens. They just don't have the capacity to keep your lawn watered.>>

I'm with you. I have a 60 gal rain barrel and love it. However, I use it for my potted plants, as well as a drip house to my veggies in the summer.

Donna
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