What Is A Rain Garden?
A rain garden is a shallow, landscaped depression planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses which don't mind having "wet feet". Rain gardens collect water from surrounding hard surfaces like driveways and rooftops and allow it to soak into the ground slowly. They provide stormwater and flood control and are also an attractive home for local birds and butterflies!
Why Plant A Rain Garden?
By capturing and holding stormwater from your hard surfaces, rain gardens help filter and clean polluted water. They keep large amounts of stormwater from entering storm sewers during rain events, which puts less stress on city sewers and helps prevent flooding in communities. They're also low-maintenance, require less water and upkeep than typical non-native landscaping and can enhance the beauty of your yard and community.