Tuesday, May 22, 2012

How to build a simple rain garden in one hour !

You can make a big contribution to safety, lake quality, and neighborhood beauty in only one hour!

Runoff flowing down sidewalk and into the street

Sidewalks are an important link in the health of our lakes. In many places, runoff from storms is channeled down sidewalks, and then into the street. From there, the water washes nutrients and pollution down the stormsewer and into the lakes.

Instead, you can trap the rain and nutrients and use them to grow flowers! By placing a garden next to the sidewalk, you don't have to water your garden.