Rain barrels are an excellent choice for people who want to be prepared for the hot days of no rain that come in July and August. It only takes one rainstorm, generally, to fill them up and you’ve got water for your garden ready at hand.

You can buy them locally at the Scott Key Center on Rocky Springs Road in Frederick. They are made by clients in their supported employment program, which provide vocational and employment services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Never installed one? Just watch this video in which Eric Waldt demonstrates proper installation.