Rain Gardens Make Sense
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How to build a rain garden.
You can make an important contribution to reduce the amount of storm water and pollutants coming from your property by incorporating rain gardens into your yard. They don't take much space and will add beauty, variety and value to your landscaping and home.
A rain garden acts like a native forest by collecting, absorbing, and filtering storm water runoff from roof tops, driveways, patios, and other areas that don't allow water to soak in. Rain gardens are simply shallow depressions that:
- Can be shaped and sized to fit your yard.
- Are constructed with soil mixes that allow water to soak in rapidly and support healthy plant growth.
- Can be landscaped with a variety of plants to fit the surroundings.