Creating Rain Gardens (Paperback)

Capturing the Rain for Your Own Water-Efficient Garden

By Apryl Uncapher, Cleo Woelfle-Erskine

Timber Press (OR), 9781604692402, 208pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 2012

List Price: 24.95*
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Homeowners spend hundreds of dollars watering their yard, but there is an easy way to save money and resources--rain gardening. But what is it? As simple as collecting rain to reuse in front and backyards.

Creating Rain Gardens is a comprehensive book for the DIY-er, covering everything from rain barrels to simple living roofs, permeable patios, and other low-tech affordable ways to save water in the garden.

Water conservation experts Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher walk homeowners through the process, with step-by-step instructions for designing and building swales, French drains, rain gardens, and ephemeral ponds--the building blocks of rain-catching gardens. 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 a gardener needs to create a beautiful rain garden at home.