Why we should build rain garden on the slope?

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Homeowners in many parts of the country are catching on to rain gardens – landscaped areas planted with wild flowers and other native vegetation that soak up rain water, coming from a roof, driveway or other impervious surface. In a storm, the rain garden fills with a few inches of water which slowly filters into… continue reading »


If you live in a dry, nearly frost-free climate, here’s a small backyard design that’s as natural as your environment. Inspired by desert landscapes, the design uses striking plants that thrive in desert soils and need less water than exotic plants too often grown in desert and semi-arid gardens. The plantings are designed to complement… continue reading »