Water butts of the past have a bad reputation for being ugly most people locate a water butt somewhere out of site often behind a shed, plant or garage.
When a water butt is out of sight it is often not used to its potential and the fresh water collected is left to stagnate while a hosepipe or watering can filled by a tap is used.
This is not the case with a Rainwater Terrace® it can be placed on a patio and planted to look great all year round.
We have found that herbs do especially well in Rainwater Terrace planters and with a constant supply of fresh rainwater they flourish.
The herbs that we have tried are :-
It is also great that the herb planters are removable so can be taken in to the kitchen whilst cooking and then moved back onto the rainwater terrace outside.
See how a Rainwater Terrace keeps the water moving.
Each time it rains water is flushed through the system replenishing the store of water which reduces stagnant water build up.
Rainwater is diverter into the Rainwater Terrace through a rainwater diverter attached to a down pipe.
Container 1 fills from the bottom and then overflows down the central column to planter tray 1.
Planter tray 1 is filled with water as container 1 overflows, this will water the planters on this level. When the planter tray is full this overflows to fill container 2.
Container 2 fills and then overflows down the central column to planter tray 2.
Planter tray 2 is filled with water as container 2 overflows, this waters the plants on this level.
Container 3 fills and then overflows down the central column back to the drain.
Rainwater Terrace linking kits are now available.
Why not double or triple your water storage capacity by expanding your Rainwater Terrace ( 2 x 200 litre water butt shown) 400 litre storage capacity or 2 134 litre water butts plus a connector kit gives you 268 litres of water storage capacity.
These kits come in pack sizes suitable for 2 and 3 tier Rainwater Terrace products, they are easy to install with no drilling or special tools required.