How Big Should Your Water Trough Be?

Having an attractively colored plastic water trough in your garden instantly enhances the appeal of your garden and your home. But how big should your water trough be? Should you have one that is as big as a mini swimming pool or just the size of a bucket? Ideally, it should be 2 feet to 3 feet wide, 5 feet to 6 feet long and 2 to 3 feet deep, which is big enough to store the water needed for most household gardens. If you have toddlers at home, then it should be no deeper than two feet as they can fall into it and drown.