Landscape alternatives to gutters
Hello all. My home was built (as were most in my neighborhood) without gutters. As a result, every time we get a heavy downpour (which happens quite often in FL) I end up with a wading pool in several areas at the base of the house. I am not interested in installing gutters, and would like to hear of some alternatives (preferably landscaping ones). I researched a french drain but this seems a bit too involved (cost and otherwise). I also garden and would love to devise a system for catching the water for later use (a rain barrel of sorts). I would be happy to be more specific, but wanted to keep the post brief. Thanks in advance for any advice!