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Garden Guide: 20 Proven Lessons on How to Build Your Own Rain Garden

Garden Guide: 20 Proven Lessons on How to Build Your Own Rain Garden

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Garden Guide: 20 Proven Lessons on How to Build Your Own Rain Garden

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45 pagine
30 minuti
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Apr 10, 2017
ISBN:
9781386733607
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Rain gardens are often a very overlooked element in combating pollution. In order to help with dealing with storm water run off, a rain garden can be the perfect solution for every home owner. Whether you live in the city or in the middle of nowhere, you can be a contributing factor when it comes to reducing pollution all across the land. And don't we  all love to think we are doing something good! By adding a rain garden, you will be reducing erosion, as well as water pollution, and helping to beautify your property through the placement of a garden that just gets better with the years. 

Rain gardens help to reduce:

- Storm run off

- Eroded stream banks

- Sewer overflow

- Loss of aquatic life

- Loss of animal habitat


Add to these issues, the chemicals, toxins, fertilizers, oil, and other pollutants that wash down streets and roadways into sewers and storm drains and it all adds up to one big problem. Well built rain gardens help to reduce water run off by 90% and removes over 70% of pollutants. And it's all done by Nature. 

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Apr 10, 2017
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Introduction

The Beauty of Rain Gardens

You have probably seen them driving somewhere or other. I'm talking about rain gardens. People everywhere are finding out just how beautiful and beneficial they can be.

Gardens have always been an important part of everyday life. Some folks have gardens strictly for the good looks they provide; others plant vegetable or herb gardens for fresh homegrown nourishment.

Now another trend has been introduced, that of a rain garden. And this one, too, looks to be indispensable to cities and suburbs alike. Best of all, rain gardens are good for the environment. Also, known as plant ponds, they are one of the best ways to correct poor drainage all around your home.

Because too much water can do unseen damage to your home. You may not even be aware that moisture is seeping into the foundations and behind the walls; causing mold and insect problems that will only get worse with time.

Over the years, more and more farmland and open areas have been given over to housing developments and cities moving outwards from the city centers to the outer limits. Inevitably, more and more land has been taken away and replaced with blacktop, cement and lots and lots of buildings.

So when it rains the rain runoff has no place to go. Instead of being absorbed back into the soil, rainwater takes off; through parking lots, down streets and highways, and often accumulates in places where too much water increasingly becomes a problem and leads to flooding. Then, if that isn't enough, this same rainwater carries with it all kinds of pollutants and chemical toxins that end up in storm drains, ponds, streams and

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