Don’t waste your city water to water your garden. You can harvest rain water from your roof in a rain barrel to water your garden for free. (You can buy a pre-made rain barrel or reuse a whiskey or wine barrel and make your own.)
Doing one step better than harvesting rain water to nurture your garden is to build a rain garden that harvests rain water on its own.
A rain garden is an attractive garden that absorbs the rainwater running off your roof, driveway or other hard surfaces on your property. Rain gardens reduce the amount of stormwater entering our lakes, rivers and streams.
Your rain garden will have loose, absorbent soils in a shallow bowl-shape called a “ponding” area. It will contain perennial plants native to your region. When you’re done, your rain garden will act like a natural meadow or a light forest ecosystem.
Get the whole family interested in rain gardening and print this out for your favorite colorer.
For more on rain gardens, visit RainGardens.org
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