Rain Gardens Are Becoming More Popular – So Just What Are They Anyway?

Rain gardens are growing in popularity, fast becoming one of the hottest trends in landscaping.  You may have read news articles over the past year about civic clubs, school groups, and government entities installing rain gardens.  In addition contributing to the natural beauty of commercial and public spaces, rain gardens can work well in residential areas where rain run-off may be a problem.  If your yard has sections that experience rain puddling, or others that have trouble holding moisture, you may want to learn more about the benefits of rain gardens by reading this information from the MNDNR’s Conservation Volunteer

This straightfoward article discusses rain gardens and their benefits as well as examples of local residents and businesses who have planted them.  Rain gardens help filter rainwater runoff and hold soil moisture, and they’re also a great way to attract birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.  Plants are more of a wildflower and native grass feel rather than formal cutting gardens.  They’re low maintenance, and installing a rain garden in place of a section of your lawn can reduce your watering and mowing tasks.

If you’re wondering whether a rain garden might work with your landscape, please feel free to give us a call.  We specialize in finding unique and beautiful garden solutions.