The sun is shining, and the birds are chirping here in Tampa; it’s time to get to gardening! But what you might not realize is that the type of water that you give your garden and landscaping plants matters. Instead of feeding them chlorinated water from your hose, why not collect rainwater?
Our team at The Rhino Gutter Company discusses why rainwater is so important for your garden and how our patented Rhino Gutter Guards can help your garden thrive.
#1. Watering Your Garden with Rainwater
Unlike the water that comes from your hose, rainwater is full of nitrates and other beneficial minerals making it an excellent option to nourish your plants. You can also depend on the slight acidity of rainwater to help improve the soil’s overall health.
Most tap water from municipalities is more alkaline to protect the metal pipes and plumbing infrastructure, but your garden plants prefer slightly acidic water.
Rainwater collection can be done in three easy steps:
- Storing for later use
When you have a high-quality gutter system in place, the rain will easily move through the gutters and to the downspout where you can collect rainwater in a rain barrel to use later in the garden.
How Rhino Gutter Guards Help
The water that falls from the sky is clean, but it can quickly pick up debris and contaminants once it lands on your roof or flows into your gutters. That’s where Rhino Gutter Guards come in.
Most gutter guards are made from plastic and do not prevent contamination. Our patented Rhino Gutter Guards are made from anti-microbial stainless steel micro-mesh that filters out fine debris like pine needles and shingle grit, keeping the rainwater clean and reusable in the garden.
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#2. Landscaping Protection
Tampa’s heavy summer downpours can take a toll on your landscaping and garden if you don’t have gutter guards installed. Without them, your gutters can become clogged by leaves, twigs, and other debris, leading to gutter overflow during rainstorms that can destroy your landscaping plants and cause soil erosion.
The petals and buds on flowers can easily be damaged by a deluge of water coming from a clogged gutter system during a rainstorm.
When you work with a qualified gutter guard installation company like The Rhino Gutter Company to install quality gutter guards, your gutters will stay clean and function properly throughout the rainy season.
#3. Pest Control
Standing water in clogged gutters or beneath your gutters is the ideal breeding ground for insects like mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes hatch in standing water, so your clogged gutters could be the ideal spot for hundreds or thousands of baby mosquitoes to grow, which we are sure you’d rather avoid because when mosquitoes and other pests thrive, your garden and landscaping will suffer.
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Protection for Your Garden
When gardening is your passion, it can be devastating when a thunderstorm destroys your plants and all the hard work that you put into growing them. Don’t worry! That’s where Rhino Gutter Guards come in! Our patented stainless steel micro-mesh gutter guards will keep your gutters clog-free so rainwater can run freely through your gutters and into a rain barrel, rather than destroying your plants!
Let your garden thrive with Rhino Gutter Guards! Call The Rhino Gutter Company for an installation quote today; (888) 407-4466!