Create a Raingarden
Raingardens serves as water filters, collecting polluted stormwater before it reaches our lakes and streams. Stormwater runoff washes leaves, grass clippings, fertilizers and pesticides from streets and rooftops into storm sewers, contaminating nearby lakes and rivers. Help water soak into the ground instead by creating a raingarden in your yard that intercepts the runoff. Constructed properly, the raingarden will drain within two days.
Blue Thumb Resources
- Search for a Blue Thumb partner to help you design, install and/or provide plants for your raingarden
- Grant Opportunities
- Find an expert to talk to your group
- Use the Plant Selector tool to customize your plant list
The Blue Thumb Guide to Raingardens – Design and Installation for Homeowners in the Upper Midwest is a valuable raingarden reference guide for homeowners and professional designers. Thoroughly researched and beautifully illustrated, the book is approachable for beginners, yet contains detailed information for landscape professionals. It contains easy-to-follow instructions on designing, installing, planting and caring for raingardens, including example plans for different settings and information on more than 100 suitable plants from Zones 3, 4, and 5 in the Midwest.
Find the Raingarden Book at…
- Amazon.com (online)
- Bachman’s (in store)
- Landscape Alternatives (in store)
- Minnesota State Horticultural Society (in store)
- Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (in store)
- Mother Earth Garden’s (in store)
- Prairie Restorations (in store)
- Terrace Horticultural Books (online and in store)
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