|WHAT IS A RAIN GARDEN?|
A Rain Garden is a flower bed that is designed to catch and filter the stormwater that runs off your roof, driveway, sidewalks, patios, and sod. We are facing tremendous water quality issues. For example, 70% of water pollution comes from stormwater runoff. Rain Gardens will help alleviate stormwater runoff issues but are not an end-all solution. We can all make a difference, one Rain Garden at a time!
HOW DO RAIN GARDENS WORK?
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF A RAIN GARDEN?
- Retain - slow down the runoff flow
- Absorb - soak up the water
- Filter - plants help to filter pollutants & allow sediments to settle
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
- Reduce flooding and storm drain overflow events.
- Reduce pollution and sediment from getting into our waterways.
- Decrease municipal costs to maintain the storm drain system.
- Recharge groundwater, rain gardens allow water to filter into the ground rather than running along the surface.
- Easy yard maintenance, hardy native plants and other perennials return each year.
- A flower garden replaces a water damaged areas of the lawn.
- The Rain Garden blooms in the spring, summer, and fall!
- Provide habitat for wildlife, birds & butterflies!
- Increase property value and curb side appeal.
We love to use native plants in our rain gardens!
- We gather information to determine the Rain Garden location, size, and type.
- Layout the design & excavate the garden.
- Replace existing dense clayey soils with a soil amendment.
- Install plants and mulch.
Native species have a deep root system so they help absorb and filter runoff
and promote infiltration.
"Greening your home one project at a time"