Why build a rain garden?

Building a rain garden adds a number of benefits to your home and your wallet.

  • Rain gardens can beautify your home, adding to its value, while protecting your property and your community from flooding and erosion.
  • They also provide habitat for bees, birds, butterflies and other wildlife, help improve air quality and reduced your carbon footprint.
  • They are a proven way to reduce water pollution locally and regionally. 
  • They're an affordable option for homeowners and utilities compared with traditional pipe and drain systems. They require minimal time and skill to maintain each year, and actually work better over time.
  • Rain gardens help recharge local groundwater supplies.

Learn more about the benefits of rain gardens.

Rain Garden Benefits (JPG)

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1. What is a rain garden?
2. What is a rain garden's purpose?
3. Why build a rain garden?
4. Why use recycled materials in a rain garden?
5. Why use native plants in a rain garden?
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7. What is low impact development (LID)?