Green Living

Rain Gardens

Creating a rain garden can be as simple as directing rain to an absorbent swale in your yard and putting in a few plants. If you have no existing place to direct your roof runoff, or if you want a specifically designed garden, this information will be helpful. Benefits of rain gardens include:
• Increasing the amount of water that filters into the ground, recharging local and regional aquifers
•Helping protect communities from flooding and drainage problems
•Helping protect streams and lakes from pollutants carried by stormwater
•Enhancing the the beauty of yards and neighborhoods
•Providing valuable habitat for birds, butterflies and many beneficial insects
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