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HOW TO BUILD A RAIN GARDEN

Find a good location

Test the drainage rate of your soil

Measure the distance from the foundation

Stake it out

Remove all Grass

Measure depth and make sure it's level

Excavate soil to desired depth

If needed make a berm and mix in compost and soil

Plant then mulch
(If boxing out the garden a berm is not needed)

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