Monitor rainfall in your yard or garden using a rain gauge. These instruments are designed to collect rainwater, measuring the amount of rain daily for your reference. Manual rain gauges are often build to rest on a stake or table, or attach to a fence post, and have demarcations on a tube to indicate rainfall in inches or millimeters. These are usually made of plastic or glass and can be ornate and decorative, or purely functional. More advanced rain gauges feature a bucket placed outdoors, which records the rainfall and transmits that information to an indoor console, so you may check levels without leaving the comfort of your home. Record rainfall in your garden with the help of a Rain Gauge.