Rain Garden Manual of New Jersey

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User Manual

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Although this manual focuses on rain gardens in New Jersey, the same basic principles are true regardless of your geographic location. A rain garden is a low spot or depression in your yard or near a downspout that can be used to collect run off from your roof or other areas in your yard. These gardens collect and filter rain water that would otherwise be lost to runoff. Planted with scrubs and deep rooted native plants, rain gardens are not only a beautiful addition to your landscape, but they also provide an important environmental benefit by reducing the amount of pollutants that run off into nearby waterways.This detailed manual contains diagrams, instruction, and four garden plot plans to help get you started on your own rain garden. Download this manual for a step-by-step instruction guide for planning, planting, and maintaining a rain garden in your landscape.

  • planning stage
  • rain garden design
  • building your rain garden
  • maintaining your garden after it is planted
  • getting the most out of your rain garden

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