Rain garden


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Rain garden

A shallow, constructed depression that is planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. It is located in the landscaping to receive runoff from hard surfaces, such as a roof, sidewalk, or driveway. Rain gardens slow the rush of water from these hard surfaces and hold the water for a short period of time, allowing the water to naturally filter into the ground. Rain gardens help control stormwater runoff.
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"A rain garden is often created by disconnecting a building's downspouts and directing the rainwater into a vegetative basin next to the exterior," Graver explains.
A rain garden is a shallow, construction depression that is planted with deep-rooted plants and grass.
It was magical." But the real beauty of a rain garden such as this one is how it prevents runoff and replenishes groundwater, critical during drought times.
Mercer University Bears football fans who enter the Macon, Ga., campus through the Stadium Drive entrance now pass the school's new fountain and surrounding rain garden. The garden, which is 1.5 acres, is not only attractively landscaped--it serves a dual purpose by collecting rainwater runoff from nearby parking lots.
Chapters walk the reader through selecting optimal plant species, cultivating a garden of native plants, warding off pests, even the option of creating a rain garden. A brief history of human efforts to identify and cultivate native plants rounds out this hands-on, reader-friendly guide, enthusiastically recommended for gardeners of all skill and experience levels.