Protecting Our Streams & Wetlands - A Resident's Guide to Community Policies

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Rain Garden Manual

This how-to manual provides step by step instructions for building a rain garden and includes a list of native plants.

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Rain Garden Plant List

Filterable list of rain garden plants for northeast Ohio.

Rocky River Watershed Council

Sierra Club - Northeast Ohio

Soil Testing

Soil testing is an excellent measure of soil fertility. It is a very inexpensive way of maintaining good plant health and maximum crop productivity. The best time to test your soil is the Spring or the Fall.

The file below is a fact sheet from OSU Extension titled "Soil Testing is an Excellent Investment for Garden, Lawn and Landscape Plants, and Commercial Crops." It includes a list of places to get your soil tested.

Additionally, UMass Amherst has a Soil & Plant Nutrient Testing Laboratory.

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The Euclid Creek Watershed Planning Guide

Cuyahoga County Planning Commission Vision for the Euclid Creek Watershed, 2005.

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Top 20 Rain Garden Plants

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Urban Soil Primer

The Urban Soil Primer is intended to give planning officials and people who live in urban areas an introduction to soils. It provides information important in planning and managing land resources in a manner that helps to prevent or mitigate problems associated with sedimentation, contamination, runoff, and structural failure.

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