Useless Rain Barrels?
I can't find a forum specific to this subject, so I put it here.
Anyhow, I spent a lot of time putting in four rain barrels, and they're working beautifully. I have 200+ gallons of water, but there's a problem I can't seem to figure out and was hoping someone would have some good advice.
The problem is, how do I get the water to the plants? I guess I didn't think that part out before I set up the barrels. According to the people at the local nursery, I can't use a soaker hose as there's no real pressure.
Using a water can is just absurd... it would take me three hours to do that.
To be honest, I like using my sprayer (from the house's water) to water everything, I know it's not so efficient, but I really enjoy it. So with a soaker hose I would lose that. So what I really want, is a pump that would kick on automatically when I use a sprayer. But I've looked all over and can't seem to find such a thing.
So my question is, how do you use your rain water? How do you get it from the barrels to the plants.
Thanks for any advice!