When installing a water butt we often look for places that are hidden away for example behind a shed or greenhouse or down the side of a garage out of sight, this often means that the water butt and its store of fresh rainwater is simply forgotten about.
Rainwater Terrace water butts address this issue, our water butts look great installed or a patio or at the front of a property, they can be made in to a stunning feature by planting them with cascading trailing greenery and flowers.
Try planting up with plants that you would usually plant in a hanging basket such as :-
Petunia – trailing,
Begonia – trailing,
Pelargonium – Ivy leaf,
Dichondra 'Silver Falls’
Verbena, Fuchsia – trailing
Regular dead heading with ensure flowering all summer long keeping the water butt planters looking fantastic.
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Installing a water butt can be a great way to keep lawns and plants hydrated in the dry summer months, a water butt can easily fill in a few hours with light rainfall.
In the current hot dry weather it does not take long for lawns to turn brown, with the rising cost of water it can become expensive to use a hosepipe daily. Installing a water butt provides you with a free source of natural rainwater to use on the garden.
Rainwater Terrace water butts exhibiting at the RHS Spring flower show 26th - 29th April 2018 in Harrogate.
Our trade stands include :- product demos, bespoke set up advice, installation advice, planting advice, water butt sales, replacement capillary mat kits, irrigation kits, email sign ups, show offers, new product launches.
Fancy winning one of our fantastic Rainwater Terrace water butts with self watering planters?
Well now you can, we have teamed up with Grow your own magazine to give 4 lucky readers the chance to save rainwater the Rainwater Terrace way!
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Here are a few we have received already and they are looking fantastic.
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.