- Written by Robbi Hoy
- Hits: 390
Helpful tip from The Garden Geeks: Direct rainwater where it's needed. Dig a 1' deep trench around the beds closest to your house and line it with gravel. Cut a length of 4" pipe long enough to reach from the downspout to your trench. In the trench, lay down a slotted or punctured pipe covering it with dirt. Attach the downspout extension to your slotted pipe and there ya have it! A simple, but very effective, watering system. The rain from your roof will run down the spout, through the extension, and out the slotted pipe for a deeper watering then a few minutes of rain will produce.