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Rain chains direct water from your roof so the ground below doesn’t erode or collect water. Place a rain chain at every corner of your house. Here are three creative ideas to get you started.
When you add a decorative rain chain to your garden, it guides water from your gutter to the ground. Its beauty adds to the overall decor of your landscape while providing a way for rain to reach the ground.
The easiest and most common method homeowners can use to collect rainwater is to install a basic rain barrel, which is a container stationed along the side of your house that collects run-off from your home’s gutter system. This very simple process merely directs the downspout running down the side of your house into a barrel (most commonly sized between 30-60 gallons) with a spigot at the bottom that can be attached to a hose or fill a watering can.
Rain chains are attractive, easy-to-install alternatives to downspouts that get clogged with leaves or straw.