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Water butt unboxed

The 2 tier Rainwater Terrace water butt comes in 4 colours black, black & dark green, terracotta and black & bright green. Shown is the new black & dark green water butt. 

All parts nest inside each other packing down to less that half its assembled size. 

These 134 litre water butts are perfect to brighten up a dull corner or empty space next to a down pipe.

See the images showing the product before and after planting.

unboxing of a water butt with planting and assembly

 

Looking for a nice looking water butt?

Look no further, with a Rainwater Terrace water butt you do not need to hide it away behind the garage or shed it can take pride of place on your patio.

All our Rainwater Terrace water butts come with self-watering planters that can be clipped into place on the water butt. 

Planting with trailing plants and summer annuals can be a great way to create a stunning flower display that can look fantastic for the whole season.

The self watering planters stop the flowers from drying out helping them stay healthy for longer. With regular dead heading little other maintenance is needed as long as there has been some rain flowing through the system.

Nice looking water butt

 

 

 

Water butt transformed in 5 weeks

Two  3 Tier 200 litre Rainwater Terrace water butts were connected to a down pipe and planted the systems were left to fill with rainwater.

During this time water from the storage containers was used to fill watering cans. Rainfall overnight can easily fill a 200 litre Rainwater Terrace water butt supplying fresh natural water for garden and house plants.

Black Rainwater Terrace waterbutt with plants

Terracotta Rainwater Terrace water butt with flowers

 

Saving rainwater in the garden

Saving water in the garden can sometimes be difficult especially on hot dry summer days, here's a few tips to get you started.
  • Install a water butt. You will be grateful for hundreds of liters of free natural rainwater to keep your plants and lawn hydrated.

  • Use mulch around your plants, this stops the soil becoming dry in the first place and decreases evaporation on warm days.

  • Reseach drought tolerant plants, its good to have a few plants in the garden that dont require regular watering. Some examples are :- Echinacea, Ceanothus, Geranium and Red hot poker.

  • Lawns: It can be difficult keeping a lawn green in the summer months try raising your cut height this will keep some extra moisture in also reducing the frequency of mowing can help protect your lawn fro drying out. 

  • With watering little and often doesn't always do the job as the water evaporates and only reaches the top level of soil which encourages the roots to grow upwards.  A good soak every 7-10 days is more effective as the water travels deeper in to the soil saturating the ground.