Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Planning a Rain Garden? There's an App for That

Are you dreaming of spring? Here at Save The Bay, we are looking forward to getting back out in the field and helping folks plan and plant rain gardens all around the watershed. Just in time, the Connecticut NEMO program (also known as Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials) has a great new app available at the Apple app store for planning rain gardens. The app helps you determine your soil type, the size of garden you will need, and the best plants for your location. It includes videos, diagrams and plant lists to help you along the way.

This week also kicks off the Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Save The Bay will have educational material, so stop by and get a copy of the Bay Friendly Backyards Shopping List. You can also download a copy of Bay Friendly Backyards on our website! Happy planning and happy planting.