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billmans48 added this to billmans48's ideas22 May 2019

Rain garden - The goal is to choose a stone size that will help spread out the water as it meets the rain garden. Another option is to plant a woody, spreading ground cover that can withstand the water inundation. Some examples include creeping barberry (Mahonia repens) or kinnikinnick (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi). If you choose to establish some ground cover, it’s best to fill in any gaps between the young plants with stones. Over time, the plants will grow and spread to cover the smaller stones.

Aspen Garden and Landscape, LLC added this to Dry Stream Bed26 April 2018

Integration of rain garden into other beds and integration of stone. I don’t love the plantings

hanesok59 added this to Rain Garden6 September 2016

Countryside Flower Shop and Nursery 3 Reviews Rain Gardens 312 Saves | 0 Questions Plant for Fullness Over Time - The rain garden, just like any newly planted garden, will take time to grow in and really come to life. The initial planting and spacing should be based on the plants’ mature spread, giving them room to grow. Avoid placing plants too close together, as you’ll end up with overcrowded plants that require more maintenance because they’ll need to be thinned periodically.

Sarah Millard added this to gardening to do31 May 2016

Plants to put in the mucky area of the back yard

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