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  • Amy L

    Washington State -- Is there s/thing like this for AZ? Divert gutter water into an attractive rain garden that works like a sponge and natural filter to clean the water and let it percolate slowly into the surrounding soil. | Illustration: Washington State University Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington Homeowners | thisoldhouse.com

  • Anne Pagliaro

    Rain Garden Zones: The plants and amended soil in a rain garden work together to filter runoff. Generally, a rain garden is comprised of three zones that correspond to the tolerance plants have to standing water; the better a plant can handle "wet feet," the closer it is placed to the center of the garden. ~source: thisoldhouse.com

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