Wednesday, February 01, 2006

- rain + gardens - ...---...--- via Fred's fragments - ...---

- . - . - a post on rain + gardens -...---...--- - via fragments from Floyd ---...--- Homeowners in many parts of the country are catching on to rain gardens – landscaped areas planted to wild flowers and other native vegetation that soak up rain water, mainly from the roof of a house or other building. The rain garden fills with a few inches of water after a storm and the water slowly filters into the ground rather than running off to a storm drain. Compared to a conventional patch of lawn, a rain garden allows about 30% more water to soak into the ground. ---...--- more... - ...---...---post tags: green living