What is a rain garden?

A rain garden is a depression designed to collect and absorb rainwater runoff from impervious urban areas, like roofs, driveways, walkways, parking lots, and compacted lawn areas.

This reduces rain runoff by allowing storm water to soak into the ground as opposed to flowing into storm drains and surface waters which causes erosion, water pollution, flooding, and diminished groundwater. They can be designed for specific soils and climates.

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Why plant a rain garden?

By planting a rain garden, besides fixing drainage issues, you can help reduce water pollution in your community. The purpose of a rain garden is to improve water quality and can cut down on the amount of pollution reaching creeks and streams by up to 30%.

We have all the rain garden information you’ll need to plant your garden this season.