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Posted on 01 February 2009 by

Help Prevent Stormwater Pollution and Mosquitoes With a Rainwater Garden

mosquitoBy Vanessa Richins

While the water from rainstorms is mostly beneficial for your garden, it can also bring hazards elsewhere.

One such problem occurs when polluted storm water runs off into lakes and rivers.

It can also erode the shorelines.

Another problem that can occur is an abundance of mosquitoes. These pesky insects like to lay their eggs in standing water. The more stormwater that can collect into pools, the more possibilities for mosquitoes to be born, bringing annoying pain and possible diseases.

One remedy for both problems is a rain garden. One state that is encouraging its residents to create them in Minnesota. The Minnesota Star-Tribune explains how they work, “Experts say a well-designed rain garden can hold water for Read the rest of this entry »


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