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Last updated 2:18PM ET
September 19, 2018
WOUB Local News
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What's a rain garden?
(WOUB) - If you're interested in improving local water quality and creating a beautiful area for plants outside your home, then you should try rain gardening.

Rain gardening is said to be one of the fastest growing areas of interest for home landscapes.

What IS a rain garden?

It's a planted area that's designed to take excess rainwater run-off from a house.

Advocates say rain gardens are an important way to make cities more attractive places while building urban ecological health.

They will be one of the topics at the Southeast Ohio Tree Care Conference in Athens this week.

The Ohio Division of Forestry and an organizer for the conference...which will be held Thursday at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Office.
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