For the gardener, rain gardens reclaim rainwater and result in more rainwater soaking into the ground. This also reduces the amount of stormwater runoff carrying pollution and debris into nearby lakes and waterways and helps reduce local flooding.
Rain gardens are landscaped areas, usually planted with native plants, that make use of rainwater runoff in the yard.
Applied Ecological Services: Rain Gardens
Guide to creating a garden and an article on the benefits. (PDF)
Clean Water Atlanta: Rain Gardens for Home Landscapes
Instructions on creating a garden and a native plant list for Georgia gardeners.
Dave Stack: Rain Gardens
Introductory guide, concerns, Minnesota native plant list, and links.
Maplewood: Rain Gardens
Includes garden types, plant lists for Minnesota, design and care guides, and local maps.
Rain Garden Network
Personal rainwater management services. Offers rain garden design, construction and maintenance services, rain barrel installation and downspout disconnection. Also provides assistance with public education and outreach.
Rain Gardens - Using Spectacular Wetland Plantings to Reduce Runoff
Article by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden about designing and constructing a rain garden, as well as plant selection.
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