Making smart use of rainwater is something everyone can take part in. One easy way is with the installation of a rain barrel. There are many ways to create your own handmade versions or you can take advantage of readymade ones that are becoming more and more readily available at home improvement stores, garden nurseries and online. One method of capturing is using the aid of your downspout. You may use the barrel alone or you can install it in conjunction with a rain garden.
Ready made rain barrel of your choice
Water diverter (optional)
#8-1/2-inch self tapping screws