Using a rain barrel can save you a significant amount of money in a season. For each inch of rain that falls on 500 square feet of roof, you can collect 300 gallons of water to use in your garden, or your lawn. If we ever got rain.
Step Seal the Top Cut a piece of landscaping fabric to sit over the top of your rain barrel, then put the lid over the top of it to secure it. This will create a barrier that prevents mosquitoes and other pests from getting in your rain barrel water.
Greneaux Gardens: How to Keep Mosquitoes from Breeding in Your Rain Barrel Spring brings mosquitoes to the rain barrels, but this easy trick will keep them away NATURALLY! Put goldfish in barrel to eat larvae