Could February be the month to install a water butt?

February can be a suitable month to install a water butt in the UK, but there are factors to consider:

Water butt installation site ready for a water but

  1. Weather Conditions: February in the UK is typically cold and can have variable weather. It may still be winter, and there can be frost and cold temperatures. Ensure that the water butt you install is frost-resistant or take measures to protect it from freezing temperatures. You dont need to worry about frost with Rainwater Terrace water butts, unlike other water butts they do not need draining in Winter as they are made from high grade UV stable plastic that functions perfectly even at freezing temperatures.Bottom water container stacked on top of matching water butt stand

  2. Rainfall: In the UK, February tends to have a fair amount of rainfall. Installing a water butt during this time allows you to start collecting rainwater early in the year, providing a sustainable water source for your garden.

  3. Preparation for Spring: Setting up a water butt in February allows you to be prepared for the growing season in spring and summer. Collecting rainwater in advance can be beneficial for watering plants and conserving water.Black 100 litre water butt ready to harvest rainwater for Spring

  4. Ground Conditions: Check the ground conditions where you plan to install the water butt. Ensure that it is stable and not waterlogged to prevent any issues with the installation. We always recommend installing a 60cm x 60cm paving slab for all Rainwater Terrace water butts, these can be picked up from most garden and hardware stores.


60 cm x 60 cm Paving slab installation for a water butt to stand on