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With all of this rain, how about a rain garden

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What is a rain garden?

According to http://www.raingardennetwork.com/, a rain garden is a shallow depression that is planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. They recommend that the garden be positioned near a runoff source like a downspout, driveway or sump pump.  This will capture rainwater runoff and stop the water from reaching the sewer system.

By building a rain garden using native plants, some property owners can reduce the amount of pollution that would enter nearby water bodies or sewer. Rain gardens can also prevent surface erosion, it can reduce standing water, and create habitat for wildlife such as bugs and birds. They work well in urban and residential areas, so no matter where you live an Eden is possible.

To read more on how you can create your own, just click the link in the body of this story...happy planting!

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