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.
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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