Hi everyone! I’m back. For those of you who didn’t see my post on Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cupcakes, my name is Elizabeth and Ann is my mom. I’m here to do another guest post on the newest addition at my little house: a rain barrel.
The landscaping at my house has been a work in progress over the last four years. When I moved in, I had ivy ground cover EVERYWHERE, no idea how to get rid of it, and no money to pay someone to do it for me. Slowly but surely, with the help of my wonderful boyfriend Darren, the ground cover has been removed and I now have legit landscaping all around my property. It’s beautiful.
There was a spot in my back yard very close to my patio where the downspout of the gutter flowed directly into my flower/mulch bed. The gutters are part of an add-on to the house (that probably wasn’t built correctly) and the rain had no where to go other than in the middle of the flower bed. Every time it would rain, mulch and dirt would be pushed all over my patio, which created a huge mess.