Step 3: Attaching the screen

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The screen is important. It will keep debris out of your rain barrel. It will also keep mosquitoes from being able to get in and lay eggs in your water.

1. Lay the screen over the top of the trash can.
2. Begin stapling the screen to the top of the trash can. Be sure the can is clean inside before you staple it closed.
3. Use the scissors to trim off the excess screen.

wayne31r5 years ago
How about just securing the screen to the opening on the cover? Then it would be easy to take the cover off to dip a watering can in the barrel.