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With all the different types of gardens, you might find yourself a little overwhelmed with what to do. However, you can have many types of gardens right in your back yard with careful planning and placing. A popular type is the rain garden and grows popular over the years. Here are some simple steps you can follow to grow your own. Just like with every other garden the first thing you have to decide on is location, location, location! You want to have these at least fifteen feet away from your home, or other structure due to the possibility of flooding and you definitely do not want to place these over a septic area in your yard. The best place for these in a naturally low lying spot where downspouts will keep constant moisture and rain build up in the area. You will also want the area to get either full sunlight or partial sunlight so that the plants and flowers will grow. 

Next you will need to measure the drainage. You want to make sure the garden holds water rather than rapidly draining out. Complete what you will need to figure out the design of your garden area. Draw it on paper first and then execute it. Research the climate area and try to go with plants that are native as they will have a much easier time adapting and growing in your newly placed garden oasis. You need plants that can grow in either wet or dry areas since rainfall will be a factor in this area. After you have done this, sectioned off the area with whatever bordering or edging you are using, you will want to start digging. The area needs to be anywhere from four to eight inches deep, and you will want to add a nice organic compost mix of about three inches and mix it in with the soil that is already there. Next plant your flowers, add some mulch and enjoy your rain garden!

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