How to Build Your Own Rain Garden

Tuesday, April 9

6:30 p.m.

Flowers.2What is a rain garden? Simply put, it’s a garden featuring native shrubs, perennials, flowers, and even veggies that is planted in a depression that normally holds water or runoff from gutters, etc. The rain garden soaks up the water and keeps your property from being a muddy mess. A well-made rain garden can remove up to 90 percent of the nutrients or chemicals and sediments from runoff—much more than a lawn. It’s not a wetland or pond, and can be dry at some times. It’s an effective way to dry up areas that become soggy after rainfall, and keep that spot from becoming a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

If you have a spot in your yard that would benefit from a rain garden, join us as Caroline Myers Kilmer, a local Certified Stormwater Consultant, tells you how to create one on your property to enhance the beauty of your land while purifying water and creating an oasis of color where before there was a soggy mess.

There’s no fee to participate, but we ask you to call us at 315-986-5932 or stop by the library to let us know you’ll be attending.



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