A rainwater harvesting system is invaluable during drier months and when we tend to garden more but when the weather changes, we garden less and our once often used water butt can become neglected. This season is as important as any when it comes to maintaining and caring for your water butt so that you can use it all year round. For it to survive the temperatures and lowered usage just follow our handy hints and your system will still be at its best come summer time.
The Dangers of a blocked gutter
A historic issue with the operation of guttering on a house is and has been the build-up of debris, moss and leaves in their gutters. The main cause of this has been the standard practise of roofing contractors or DIY people of fitting what is called a bell or balloon type strainer in the top of the downpipe to prevent debris, leaves, moss from going down the downpipe. This may be done with good intensions; however, the leaves and moss collect around the strainer and block it. This means someone must climb a ladder to clean it, with the inherent danger of falling off the ladder.
Dirt getting into your tanks and barrels leads to complications as it blocks up the flow of water leading to an inefficient and ineffective water harvesting system. This is where the Gutter Mate Diverter & Filter provides you with a simple yet effective solution. Find out more today...
As we all could have guessed, our British summer has brought us both the highs of scorching hot days and the lows of the more customary wet ones.
This unpredictable nature of our weather means that we should always be prepared for the inevitable downpour to ruin the BBQ plans!
Whilst that might be enough to make people move abroad, some that will be thankful for the rain include your garden plants.
So, have you ever considered how a water butt could make a difference to caring for them (and you!)?