15. Make Your Own Rain Barrel
During the hot summer months, rain can be scarce depending on where you live (California? Sorry for your luck). And in some states, regardless of the rain, water regulations can be put in place for watering your lawn, which could be a death sentence for your garden. Thankfully, there is a way around this by creating your very own rain barrel! Simply take a plastic trash can with a lid, and cut a small rectangle in the top. You can then add a faucet to the bottom and the upper side, for easy access to the water. Now you can water your garden regularly and naturally, even if rain is scarce! How cool is that?