Thursday, February 21, 2008

REASONS TO MAKE A RAIN GARDEN

• We need rain gardens because rainwater is natural and stormwater is NOT!
• Usually gutters and sewers collect stormwater and direct it to detention ponds, which slowly release it to streams and lakes. These ponds do help reduce flooding and settle out sediments, but, they still take rainwater, occasionally quite far away from your garden.
• The rain garden keeps the water in YOUR garden while protecting rivers, streams and lakes from stormwater pollution.
• Decrease erosion
• help control local flooding
• Provide habitat for wildlife
• Attractive and creative alternative to typical lawn landscapes less watering.
• Less maintenance once established
• They create better surface water quality, groundwater quality and hydrological health.
• through the process of transpiration rain garden plants return wter vapor into the atmosphere.
• You don't need to be an engineer to make one!
• It is a way for us to help the environment.
Gardener's Supply Company

2 Comments:

At November 03, 2010, Blogger Joel S. said...

my high school in muscatine, IA is doin a rain garden for our comunity. i might have some questions for you in the future.

 
At November 03, 2010, Blogger North Country Maturing Gardener said...

Great!

 

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