Spring is just around the corner and here in Warren County we have already been seeing the signs - rain, rain and rain! Sometimes rain can collect on a property in less than desirable locations making mowing, growing and recreation difficult. There are lots of ways to solve drainage problems, but one that will add some aesthetic value as well is a
A rain garden is a shallow, constructed depression to catch rainwater. It contains plants that tolerate standing water for several hours. If it is designed properly, all water from a rain event will soak into the ground within 48-72 hours. Rain gardens receive a rush of polluted stormwater from hard surfaces (such as sidewalks, driveways, roofs, and streets), hold the water for a short period of time, and allow it to naturally soak into the ground. The plants and soil remove most pollutants so that the rainwater can recharge the groundwater with clean healthy water.
Warren SWCD Office Rain Garden in Action!
Learn more about rain gardens and rain garden design by visiting our Rain Garden Webpage! Call our office today if you would like technical assistance on your rain garden project!
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