Spring Gardening Series: Build an Elegant Downspout Water Garden

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Age Group: New Adults, Adults, Seniors

Program description

Got an unsightly downspout? Discover ways to turn it into an attractive rock basin. Get step by step instructions, tips, and suggestions for using rocks to bring it all together. Master Gardener, Liz Pike shares her expertise in creating these little water oasis throughout her home and farm.

You will learn how large your "pond" should be to handle the amount of rainwater coming off your roof during the rainiest of seasons, good trenching practices, and what materials and tools you'll need. Also get tips for laying a plastic liner and use of decorative rocks to hold it in place.


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