Creating Rain Gardens

Creating Rain Gardens

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Homeowners spend hundreds of dollars watering their yard, but there is an easy way to save money and resourcesa€”rain gardening. But what is it? As simple as collecting rain to reuse in front and backyards. Creating Rain Gardens is a comprehensive book for the DIY-er, covering everything from rain barrels to simple living roofs, permeable patios, and other low-tech affordable ways to save water in the garden. Water conservation experts Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher walk homeowners through the process, with step-by-step instructions for designing and building swales, French drains, rain gardens, and ephemeral pondsa€”the building blocks of rain-catching gardens. From soil preparation, planting, troubleshooting, and maintenance, to selecting palettes of water-loving plants that provide four-season interest and a habitat for wildlife, Creating Rain Gardens covers everything a gardener needs to create a beautiful rain garden at home.concrete patio where you keep your garbage cans. In either case, infiltration ... Do you have more driveway than you use? If the patio is a ... This option is inexpensivea€”just the cost of renting a concrete saw if you do the work yourself. Use theanbsp;...

Title:Creating Rain Gardens
Author:Apryl Uncapher, Cleo Woelfle-Erskine
Publisher:Timber Press - 2012-04-17


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