Landscaping boosts rain gardens' ability to cut water pollution

08/14/2011 | Richmond Times-Dispatch (Va.)

Native trees and grasses can aid rain gardens in reducing water pollution because their roots absorb nutrients and reduce erosion, said Craig Reichbauer, a landscape architect in Richmond, Va. The plants also offer aesthetic benefits. "We want the rain garden to be an integrated landscape feature -- versus just a hole in the ground -- so it all flows together," Reichbauer said.

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