What Is A Rain Garden?

A rain garden is a landscaped, shallow depression in your lawn designed to collect stormwater from your roof, driveway, or other impervious surface before it reaches the nearest storm drain or waterbody.

By trapping stormwater and allowing it to seep naturally into the ground, rain gardens minimize runoff, remove pollutants, reduce flooding, and help recharge groundwater supplies.

In addition to their value in preventing stormwater pollution, rain gardens are typically planted with native shrubs or perennials, adding beauty to your lawn and providing habitat for birds, butterflies, and beneficial insects.

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