Brighten your Landscape with a Rain Garden

Landscape Design Brighten your Landscape with a Rain Garden By Kaitlin Johnson | April 13, 2017 Have you considered adding a rain garden to your landscape? Spring is a wonderful time to redesign your yard. The soil is softer to dig and the rainy weather contributes to initial watering. Rain gardens are a beautiful way to enhance your landscape both visually and sustainably. A rain garden is a garden in a shallow depression made to naturally gather and filter rainwater —designed to temporarily collect stormwater runoff from roofs, driveways, walkways, patios, and lawns. Once the water is collected, it percolates down into the soil and is absorbed by trees, shrubs, and other plants — filtering water pollutants such as pesticides and fertilizers. Rain gardens are also a natural habitat for butterflies, birds, and insects. Here are some tips to help you create a rain garden. Before you start When choosing a rain garden site, decide where the rain garden will filter stormwa..
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