Just like the barrels they used to haul water in when it was delivered on wagons in the old days, this 50-gallon drum is the prefect addition for your garden. It will help you save money by making it unnecessary for you to use water from the tap. You can save up to 40 percent of your water bill this way. Not only that, but this rain barrel has a flat back which makes placing it up against your house a snap and will help prevent rainwater runoff from muddying your patio, porch, or walkways. The screen on top ensures that your water is clean while keeping out any insects which will help decrease the mosquito population in your yard when they cannot spawn. Your garden or yard will thank you.