Why use native plants in a rain garden?

In a rain garden, plant roots and soil organisms work together to help absorb and clean rain water runoff. Using native plants is best because they are naturally adapted to local pests and climate conditions, and can thrive without the use of fertilizers, pesticides, or excessive watering. Native plants also create habitat for local birds, butterflies, and beneficial insects by providing food and shelter. Learn more about native plants.

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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?
6. How can I build a rain garden?
7. What is low impact development (LID)?