In this month’s episode, we are chatting all about the benefits of rain gardens (~12:45). Every time it
rains, water runs off impervious surfaces such as roofs, driveways, roads, and parking lots, collecting
pollutants along the way. Maryland’s average rainfall is about 44”. That is a lot of storm water, isn’t it?
Think about how much water can go back into our groundwater table instead of directly into a storm drain by
using a rain garden. We also answer a listener’s question about how to prepare an area for planting a
new garden next year by removing turf grass (~00:45).
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Helpful resource: Rain Gardens Across Maryland
We also have our:
Native Plant of the Month (Woolgrass) at 29:50
Bug of the Month (splitter bug aka frog hopper) at ~ 33:40
Garden Tips of the Month at ~ 38:45
We hope you enjoy this month’s episode and will tune in next month for more garden tips. If you
have any garden related questions please email UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcast.
The Garden Thyme Podcast is a monthly podcast brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne’s County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).
Theme Song: By Jason Inc