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Rain Gardens

Can a Rain Garden Help in Your Lawn?


by Vicki Jeromos-Blayney, Communication Committee Chair

On February 19th Kate Chapel of Tinkers Creek Watershed Partners stopped by Village Hall to give us a presentation about the watershed and more importantly what to do if our yards are a bit more damp than we’d like due to storm water.  During the presentation, it was great to learn we can work with nature to help our yards.  Anything from rain barrels to planting a rain garden.  A rain garden is a garden of native shrubs, perennials, and flowers planted in a small depression, which is generally formed on a natural slope.  It is designed to temporarily hold and soak in rain water runoff that flows from roofs, driveways, patios or lawns.

Happily, some plants love, as Kate says, “getting their feet wet!”  I was so happy to find out there are a variety of plants that could work in my yard to make a positive difference and absorb some excess water.  So this year, I’ll be planting some water-loving plants in my yard.  How about you?

Plants that like partial to full sun for a rain garden in your yard.


For more information about the watershed or things you can do on your own property, please contact Kate Chapel, Senior Project Manager, at 330-963-6243 or
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Thank you, Kate!