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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Rain Gardens

Rain Garden Diagram

A rain garden is a depressed area in the landscape that collects rain water from a roof, driveway, or other impervious surface and allows it to soak into the ground.  Rain gardens can be a cost effective and beautiful way to reduce runoff from your property,  help filter out pollutants, and provide food and shelter for butterflies, song birds and other wildlife.

Rain gardens are versatile features that can be installed in almost any unpaved space. They mimics natural hydrology by infiltrating, and evaporating and transpiring—or evapotranspiring —stormwater runoff.  

Rain Garden Benefits:

  • Reduces water pollution downstream 
  • Reduces flooding downstream 
  • Low maintenance, low water use 
  • Can increase water infiltration 30-40% 
  • Creates habitat in the landscape 
  • Beautiful landscape feature! 

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