Rain gardens offer a colorful solution to stormwater runoff

05/5/2013 | Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.), The

Rain gardens can help protect waterways from pollution while adding beauty to the surroundings, writes Rob Zimmer. They include native plants and they filter contaminants from rainwater. To create one, till the soil between three to six inches deep, then plant vibrant native plants that tolerate excess moisture at the center, placing those that can withstand drought at the edges.

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