More Green Stormwater Alternatives – Plant Native Plants

There are a number of things that can be done in addition to building rain gardens. By combining some of these proven techniques you may be able to reduce all the runoff on your property.

Take a look and try them out.

Downspout Disconnection
Rain Barrels
Reduced Pavement or Use of Porous Paving Material
Green Roofs
Plant Native Plants
Plant Trees


Plant Native Plants

Native plants, in rain gardens and in landscaping in general, are preferred because they are best adapted

Native plants - Rain Garden Network

Plants native to your region

to soil and temperature conditions in a particular area. Because they have adapted to local conditions, native plants require no fertilizer or watering (once established). Native plants are resistant to most pests and diseases and provide food and shelter of native animals.

In regions with heavy clay soil, deep rooted native plants can break-up the soil better than typical varieties of lawn grass and improve clay soil’s permeability.


To find native plants adapted for your area just Google “Native Plants” in your area.

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