What is a Rain Garden?
“A rain garden is a garden which takes advantage of rainfall and storm water runoff in its design and plant selection. Usually, it is a small garden which is designed to withstand the extremes of moisture and concentrations of nutrients, particularly Nitrogen and Phosphorus, which are found in storm water runoff. Rain gardens are sited ideally close to the source of the runoff and serve to slow the storm water as it travels downhill, giving the storm water more time to infiltrate and less opportunity to gain momentum and erosive power. On the surface, a rain garden looks like an attractive garden. It may support habitat for birds and butterflies, it may be a formal landscape amenity or it may be incorporated into a larger garden as a border or as an entry feature. What makes it a rain garden is in how it gets its water and what happens to that water once it arrives in the garden”…..
ABOUT RAIN GARDENS
Rain gardens involve a lot of different of aspects to creating a perfectly draining system and excellent looking yard. one important element is the rain barrels they will help keep your water costs down and look great they absorb the majority of your rain water, that way the plants and garden can absorb the remaining water so nothing goes where it is not supposed to. We offer free design ideas and always encourage you to help us design your perfect garden, for more pictures please visit the following link…..