Benefits of Planting Rain Gardens

Basically, rain gardens are an inexpensive, simple to implement and environmentally sound solution to urban stormwater runoff.

The benefits of planting rain gardens are numerous. Rain garden benefits include pollution control, flooding protection, habitat creation and water conservation.

A Rain Garden will:

Volunteer group planting a rain garden

Volunteer group planting a rain garden

  • Filter runoff pollution
  • Recharge local groundwater
  • Conserve water
  • Improve water quality
  • Protect rivers and streams
  • Remove standing water in your yard
  • Reduce mosquito breeding
  • Increase beneficial insects that eliminate pest insects
  • Reduce potential of home flooding
    Honey bee on Purple Coneflower

    Honey bee on Purple Coneflower

  • Create habitat for birds & butterflies
  • Survive drought seasons
  • Reduce garden maintenance
  • Enhance sidewalk appeal
  • Increase garden enjoyment

 

 

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