Rain Gardens, your personal contribution to cleaner water and a cleaner environment!
Rain Gardens are an approach to rainwater harvesting that can prevent flooding and erosion and turn stormwater problems into water supply assets by slowing run-off and allowing it to soak into the ground. Rain gardens are not ponds, they are a shallow basin fashioned to collect rainwater long enough to absorb into the ground. They are usually planted with native vegetation with deep roots that are hardy during both wet and dry seasons. These native plants are attractive, require little maintenance and help to purify the water. Plants in a rain garden add color to the landscape throughout the year and attract beneficial insects, butterflies and birds which are essential to the survival of our ecosystem.
Benefits of Rain Gardens:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Does a rain garden form a pond?
Are rain gardens a breeding ground for mosquitoes?
Do Rain Gardens require a lot of maintenance?