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The best idea for a summer residence: what is a rain garden and how to make it yourself

Anna OnishchenkoLife
What is a rain garden?

Warming and the rainy season are just around the corner, so it's time for landowners to think about how to keep their yard from getting waterlogged. If you're looking for an original and aesthetic solution, you'll definitely like a rain garden.

Homes and Gardens told us how to avoid swamps and puddles after rain on your site and make it more unique and stylish.

A rain garden is a specially arranged area in your country house that is designed to collect excess rainwater. This solution is especially effective for areas with high rainfall or in places where drainage is a problem.

In other words, it is a shallow sloping ditch dug in the yard that is filled with water naturally. With a rain garden, you can control the flow of water, prevent natural phenomena from ruining your garden or lawn, and maximize the benefits of rainfall.

In addition, a rain garden not only beautifies your exterior, but also increases the ecological value of your yard. It can provide habitat for a variety of wildlife species, including beneficial insects.

The best idea for a summer residence: what is a rain garden and how to make it yourself

What to plant in a rain garden?

It is best to choose plants for rain gardens that are typical for your area. They are not picky and are able to withstand temperature extremes and adapt to very wet or vice versa dry conditions.

Try to find perennial wild herbs and flowers that grow in the forests closest to you, near rivers or ponds.

Is it possible to install a rain garden on my own?

Experts recommend asking a landscape designer for help, who can advise you on the most suitable place for a rain garden in your yard. Also, if you want to make a fairly large garden, you may need to call helpers, because digging and taking out the earth is not as easy as it may seem at first glance.

The main thing when arranging a rain garden is to choose a low-lying place with no trees.

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