All our barrels are Food Quality High Density Poly Ethylene Barrels that were previously used to ship pickled food overseas. We clean and rinse them with rain water and PH neutral soap so you never have to worry about harsh containments getting on your plants. Before determining which color or size barrel to order there are several factors to be considered – see “Determining the Correct Barrel” in the common questions section.
Our 55 Gallon Black Barrels are a great “Neutral” color that looks great with green plants and trees in your garden. They hide well behind deciduous trees and bushes, and won’t clash with any color house.
There are holes drilled into the lid for the water to drain into from your downspout. The screening keeps out the debris from the roof and keeps the mosquitoes out.
Because all our barrels have a garden hose size spigot at the bottom of the barrels you have several options on how to water your plants since a garden hose, landscape tubing or drip tubing can be attached to the barrel. If you wanted to use a watering can simply situate the barrel on a wooden pedestal. The barrels also have an overflow fitting to allow the excess water that flows from the downspout to be diverted away from the barrel and a linking hose fitting so (2) or more barrels can be joined together and will all fill up from just (1) downspout.