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GSU Botanical Gardens with Chuck Taylor

Create a successful rain garden

    In my last article I mentioned rain gardens as one of the elements of a sustainable garden.  But what are rain gardens?  Basically, rain gardens are shallow depressions designed to collect rain runoff, typically from impervious surfaces such as driveways and roofs.  The intention of the depression is to allow the water to collect and percolate into the soil, allowing plants, bacteria and soils to clean and filter the water as it seeps into the ground.

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