As the temperatures up north here drop, it’s time to winterize your rain barrel just like all your other outside watering tools. It’s simple
- Drain all water from the rain barrel and the hoses.
- Move your rain barrel into a garage or storage shed if you have one. If you do not have the storage space, turn the barrel upside down to prevent water from entering. Cover the spigot opening to prevent water from collecting there as well.
- Back at your house, remember to reconnect gutter downspout or add temporary flexible gutter downspout to ensure water is diverted away from your house.