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6 Steps to Make a Rain Garden

6 Steps to Make a Rain Garden: Rain gardens filter runoff and protect groundwater, especially after big rains. They also add unexpected beauty to low spots that tend to collect water and draw wildlife. Here's how to make a rain garden in your own landscape.

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from The Family Handyman

How to Build a Rain Garden in Your Yard

How to Build a Rain Garden in Your Yard. It's a beautiful flower bed—and a reservoir for yard and roof runoff. Nurture the land in your yard and protect the environment by channeling rain water and runoff from gutters into a rain garden planted with deep-rooted, colorful native plants. By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine.

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from This Old House

Using Rain Gardens to Keep Waterways Pollution-Free

More No-Fuss, Neat and Tidy Plants This rain garden is all about looking fine with little care. There are no flowers to clip or spent perennials to cut back, yet the garden still looks interesting because of the subtle color and texture variations.

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Urban drain system filters storm water from streets and looks good too. Ornamental grasses, landscaping, storm water management, rain garden

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Rain Gardens are designed to hold water on your property rather than directing the water to the storm drain. The water held on site will help to replenish the aquifer, and waters deep rooted plants and trees.

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The dry creek bed that ends into a rain garden. I designed and built it on my own. Used flagstone and slate to make the middle and small river rock to fill in the gaps.

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