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Creating Rain Gardens

Capturing the Rain for Your Own Water-Efficient Garden

By Apryl Uncapher, Cleo Woelfle-Erskine

“A beautifully-written, practical guide to planning and creating your own rain garden.” —Green Upgrader

You probably spend hundreds of dollars watering your yard, but there is an easy way to save money and resources—by collecting rain to reuse in front and backyards. In Creating Rain Gardens, water conservation experts Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher walk you through the entire process, with step-by-step instructions for designing and building swales, French drains, rain gardens, and ephemeral ponds. 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 you need to create a beautiful rain garden at home.

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“The book is a beautifully-written practical guide to planning and creating your own rain garden.” —Green Upgrader

“This is a hard-working book. It’s full of plans, diagrams, checklists, case studies, and solid, practical advice.” —Garden Green Angels Blog
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April 17, 2012