Install and Maintain Rain Barrels
Now is a great time to install or perform routine maintenance on rain barrels. Rain barrels help conserve water by harvesting rain, which can be used instead of municipal or well water. Also, rainwater is better for your plants because it is free of salts and other minerals that harm root growth.
Check out this Texas A&M article about building and maintaining a rain barrel. Proper maintenance will help keep your rain barrels free of leaks, clogs, and mosquitoes.