The input of gutters along our roofs is an age-old practice that is helpful to drain rainwater away from the house. However, there are plenty of ways that this water can be used collectively to fill ponds or fountains in your lawn gardens while also providing water for irrigation of flower beds and other gardens. While in the past main drain pipes simply poured water into the nearest ground rain, now it is helpful to maintain a perforated pipe that can pour water directly into a yard location in need of irrigation.
Usually, by the time rain sets in there have been enough consecutive dry days that the flower bed or the garden may need irrigation. The ability to reuse that rainwater for that very same purpose is very helpful, considering the limited amount of groundwater and other water supplies in some areas of the country. This could help keep your home water costs to a minimum while also helping to maintain the local environment.
Since the usual purpose of the downspout is to protect your foundation or slab from potential water damage, an extended downspout can still keep water away from the foundation while releasing water into your flower bed.
In addition to the rainwater irrigation of your flower beds, there is another point to consider. If you have a vegetable, herb or other garden in your yard it can also be irrigated with rainwater. There are the gutters from your home, and on the chance that you have a barn or shed with a roof that required gutters those downspouts can irrigate all gardens.
While there are high-tech irrigation systems available, there is always the option to irrigate simply and efficiently with rainwater. You have the option to work with your existing gutters and simply realign your downspouts as to the final location where rainwater is poured.
There is no reason to waste all that rainwater that may come at any one time, and it is definitely helpful to preserve the local water levels by using that natural irrigation for your yard décor or to water your flower beds and gardens. Just take a moment to consider this option and help preserve the environment by managing water efficiently. Good luck!