Love my rain barrels may get more! Really great idea for saving water! Rain water is better to water flower beds with, so this is an awesome idea. I saw this on a show not too long ago. You can hook up your hose and water your garden too.
Heavily newspaper your garden beds before you put down mulch. Weeds cannot grow through the newspaper, and the decomposing paper feeds your soil. Best gardening tip I ever got! Especially if you then put landscape fabric on top of the newspaper.