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Rain Gardens

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Rain garden with bloomsHomeowners around the region are learning how to add curb appeal and protect lakes by planting rain gardens. A rain garden is made up of colorful plantings in a shallow depression.

The plants' roots clean storm water and help it soak into the ground. They also help the plants thrive with fewer waterings and less fertilizer.

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Watch a Plymouth Rain Garden Take Shape
Plymouth resident Mandy Rhead added a rain garden to her front yard. Now she enjoys the colorful flowers that attract birds and butterflies. Her new rain garden does more than look good. It helps storm water soak into the ground to reduce and clean runoff.

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