20 DIY Ideas For Decorative Downspout Landscapes

From incorporating plants and flowers to creating unique and eye-catching designs, these ideas will help you create a decorative downspout landscape that enhances the beauty of your home.

1. Watering Your Raised Garden with Rainwater

raised vegetable garden filled with gravel

2. A rainwater barrel can have a decorative feature:

flower planter with blooming flowers.

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3. Repurpose watering cans as downspouts for gutters:


4. Create a dry creek bed drainage canal for downspouts:

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5. An underground water catch basin can prevent problems with downspout runoff:

6. Build a rain-harvesting vertical garden:

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7. Decorative splash blocks can be added to downspouts

8. Rainwater can be directed into a pool using a rainslide:

9. Construct a downspout rain garden using stacked rocks:

10. Use a “Bucket Brigade” downspout planter to collect rainwater:

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11. A rock garden feature can utilize water from a downspout:

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12. Consider using a rain chain instead of a traditional downspout:

13. Use a giant galvanized stock tank as a rain barrel:

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14. A Black Pebble Dry Creek With Rocks

15. A Long Stream Downspout Landscaping

16. Downspout Planter

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17. Rainwater can flow over the gutter downspout and down a rain chain:

17. A living rainwater barrel can come with beautiful planter boxes:

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