Natural and Thrifty in 365: #181 Design a Rain Garden

Enhance the beauty of your yard by building a rain garden.  This project harnesses the runoff of storm water from your home and redirects the flow to water the plants and flowers in a designated area.  Keeping the runoff out of streets reduces community flooding while allowing the water to soak into the soil recharges underground aquifers.

Get all the details about planning and executing a rain garden in this comprehensive guide.

This is not just a plan for homeowners.  Why not integrate this into a PTA project at your child’s school?  A community garden might also be a great place to employ this concept.  Where could you implement this eco-friendly tip?

Photo courtesy of Roger Bannerman, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

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  1. I changed it to a more direct link. Let me know if it works for you, Mary. ~Beth K.

  2. You are welcome. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. I hope you find that document helpful. I think it is marvelously detailed. :) ~Beth K.

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