A rain garden is a planted depression that allows rainwater runoff from impervious areas, like roofs, driveways, walkways, parking lots, and compacted lawns, the opportunity to be absorbed.

The rain garden allows water to soak into the ground rather than flowing towards storm drains and nearby streams. By allowing water the chance to be absorbed into the ground, you are preventing water pollution in your community!

If the surface water is flowing over our driveways and roads, the water can pick up various types of pollutants (such as dirt, motor oils, and other chemicals).

Rain gardens can slow the rate at which the water is travelling, and the plants in the garden will help with the absorption process.

Rain gardens can be designed for specific sizes, soils and climates! Native plants, which are plants that are more tolerant of local climate, soil, and water conditions, are highly recommended for rain gardens because they generally do not require fertilizers. This means more savings for you in both time and money.Native plants chosen should be plants that can tolerate wet conditions.

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