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Rain gardens can help reduce the risk of sewer overflows and water pollution by naturally absorbing stormwater runoff from hard surfaces into the ground. Since 2006, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) and Agrecol Native Seed and Plant Nursery have offered a rain garden plant sale to customers within MMSD’s service area. Plants are provided at a reduced price; up to a 50% discount compared to retail prices. In addition, to the plant sale, MMSD is offering FREE rain garden webinars with gardening expert, Melinda Myers, and a design workshop where you can learn about rain gardens, plant selection, and plant care.
The limited plant inventory was sold before our closing date of 4/12.
For more rain garden plant sales: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/endangeredresources/nativeplants.html
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Rain gardens help reduce water pollution by collecting rain from roofs, driveways, or other hard surfaces and naturally absorb water into the ground.
Rain gardens are gardens that are watered by collected or pooled stormwater runoff, slowly infiltrating it into the ground along root pathways. They are typically planted with wildflowers and deep-rooted native plants, which helps infiltrate rain channeled to them from roofs, driveways, yards, and other impervious surfaces.
Rain Gardens can be placed near downspouts on homes (although away from building foundations and sewer laterals) and should be slightly depressed to hold and infiltrate stormwater runoff.
Rain gardens offer many benefits, including:
It's quick and easy to install a rain garden. Follow these 7 steps from Melinda Myers and build your own today.
Check out this video with gardening expert Melinda Myers to learn about the benefits of planting a rain garden and how rain gardens can help the environment.
When it comes to choosing plants for your rain garden, you can be overwhelmed by the options. Gardening expert, Melinda Myers, offers a few of her favorite rain garden plants to help you get started.
Thank you for helping protect our waterways!