Rain Gardens

Rain gardens are bowl-shaped gardens designed to contain the rainwater runoff from driveways, roofs, or lawns. They are planted with specific long-rooted shrubs, perennials, and flowers that help to soak up the rainwater. The plants act as filters for the rainwater runoff, removing nutrients, chemicals, and sediments, while also allowing for the collected water to percolate in the soil and eventually recharge groundwater aquifers. Creating a rain garden is an easy yet effective way that you can help to improve water quality and reduce water pollution. Check out the links below to learn more about rain gardens: