Creating Rain Gardens: Capturing the Rain for Your Own Water-Efficient Garden by Apryl UncapherCreating Rain Gardens: Capturing the Rain for Your Own Water-Efficient Garden by Apryl Uncapher

Creating Rain Gardens: Capturing the Rain for Your Own Water-Efficient Garden

byApryl Uncapher, Cleo Woelfle-Erskine

Paperback | April 17, 2012

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Homeowners spend hundreds of dollars watering their yard, but there is an easy way to save money and resources—rain gardening. But what is it? As simple as collecting rain to reuse in front and backyards.

Creating Rain Gardens is a comprehensive book for the DIY-er, covering everything from rain barrels to simple living roofs, permeable patios, and other low-tech affordable ways to save water in the garden.

Water conservation experts Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher walk homeowners through the process, with step-by-step instructions for designing and building swales, French drains, rain gardens, and ephemeral ponds—the building blocks of rain-catching gardens. From soil preparation, planting, troubleshooting, and maintenance, to selecting palettes of water-loving plants that provide four-season interest and a habitat for wildlife, Creating Rain Gardens covers everything a gardener needs to create a beautiful rain garden at home.

Apryl Uncapher is an ecological designer dedicated to rainwater harvesting modeled on nature's examples. Co-author of the San Francisco Rainwater Harvesting Guide, Apryl has consulted on a variety of integrative stormwater management and water recycling projects for more than a decade. With a degree in innovative design engineering fro...
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Title:Creating Rain Gardens: Capturing the Rain for Your Own Water-Efficient GardenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 8.06 × 0.56 inPublished:April 17, 2012Publisher:Timber PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1604692405

ISBN - 13:9781604692402

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“The book is a beautifully-written practical guide to planning and creating your own rain garden.” —Green Upgrader

“This is a hard-working book. It’s full of plans, diagrams, checklists, case studies, and solid, practical advice.” —Garden Green Angels Blog