If you want to reduce water pollution while also enjoying a beautiful landscape, rain gardens offer the perfect solution. Luckily, the University of Connecticut Extension has created a new smartphone app to help you through a rain garden project. This mobile app is available for both iOS and Android devices and is completely free.
The Rain Garden App offers detailed instructions and video tutorials on how to create and maintain a rain garden. It helps users make important decisions such as the size, placement and content of their rain gardens. Additionally, app users have access to information on the best garden design, soil type and plants for his or her particular location and circumstances. The app also has a personalized database feature for users who wish to keep track of multiple rain gardens.
What exactly is a rain garden, and why would you want to create one? A rain garden is a slight indentation in the ground filled with mulch and plants that collects rainwater and prevents runoff. It is a simple, affordable and beautiful way to help reduce water pollution. (more…)