Some people might think it never rains in the summer, but that’s because they’ve never been to Belgium! The rainy weather is back, and it doesn’t seem to want to let go. So instead of getting depressed, let’s find a way to make the most of it, because rainwater can still be useful. Discover 4 tips to collect rainwater… Plus, it will make you an original activity for this summer!
Rainwater reduces the amount of drinking water used per household and therefore helps preserve the planet. It can be used to wash cars or water plants, the vegetable garden or the garden. The good news is that there is no shortage of rainwater in Belgium, so we might as well take advantage of it. The 4 ways listed below will allow you to recover rainwater easily and to make a gesture for our beautiful planet that we love so much.
The rain chain
The rain chain is an original way to collect rainwater. This decorative element combines practicality and aesthetics, so it is the perfect way to make an ecological gesture while keeping a stylish garden.
A plant watering chain
Got a ton of plants to water? If you take the time to place them one below the other, slightly offset, the rainwater will water them for you. This system will allow the water to flow from flowerpot to flowerpot. You can then place a bucket as the last container of the chain to collect the rainwater that remains to wash your car.
An original and efficient offset gutter
By placing stainless steel flower pots on your gutters, you can water your plants directly. Quick and efficient, this trick will bring a plant and colorful touch to your facade.
A chain of watering cans
No need for a pump to divert water. If you place stainless steel watering cans on each step of your stairs or staggered on a wall, they will fill each other. You can then use the collected water according to your needs and desires!