Rain Gardens in Connecticut

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Although this brochure focuses on rain gardens in Connecticut, the same basic principles are true regardless of your geographic location. A rain garden is a depression or low spot near a downspout or other low area in the yard that collects runoff from your roof, driveway, or yard and aids in the collection and filtering of rain water, allowing it to gradually seep into the ground. Planted with deep rotted shrubs and perennials, rain gardens are not only beautiful but help provide important environmental benefits. These gardens can help reduce the amount of pollutants that run off into nearby waterways. Download this detailed brochure to learn more about the environmental benefits of a rain garden.

  • designing your garden
  • garden placement
  • calculating the size
  • planting
  • garden maintenance

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