Pittsburgh Garden TourContemporary Landscape
Photo: Jason Snyder © 2013 Houzz
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Plastic. The light weight of plastic tanks makes them a popular DIY pick, especially because they come in all kinds of colors and shapes and are available at most home improvement stores for low prices (small ones can be found for under $100). Make sure to stick with the darker ones, so that sunlight can’t reach your water and cause algae blooms. And keep in mind that there are many different kinds and qualities of plastic barrels, so it may serve you well to check consumer reviews first.There are also fiberglass tanks (not pictured), which are rigid enough to be used underground as well.
The garden continues to thrive with the help of community donations. A local Whole Foods store donated these rainwater collection barrels.