Prep for a wet Spring 💦
These beautifully designed gardens help you prevent erosion and flooding while filtering stormwater here in the Willamette Valley. Fall, winter and early spring are the best times of the year to plant rain gardens.
✅ look amazing, especially in a lawn or yard area
✅ are most useful in soggy spots
✅ provide much needed habitat for wildlife and pollinators 🐦
Rain Garden Vs. Lawn
✅ costs less
✅ looks better
✅ better for the environment
✅ easier to maintain
With such great alternatives there is no reason to go with traditional, high maintenance landscaping.
Or call to get started 🌎🌱✊
What is a rain garden?
A rain garden is a landscaped, shallow depression designed to collect stormwater from your roof, driveway, sidewalk, parking lot, street or other impervious surface before it reaches the nearest storm drain or waterbody.
By trapping stormwater and allowing it to seep naturally into the ground, rain gardens minimize runoff, remove pollutants, reduce flooding and help recharge groundwater supplies.
Rain gardens keep our watersheds healthy by
- reducing flooding by absorbing rain water from hard surfaces
- filtering oil, grease, and toxic materials before they can pollute streams, lakes and bays
- recharging groundwater aquifers by allowing water to soak into the ground
- providing beneficial wildlife habitat
In addition to their value in preventing stormwater pollution, rain gardens are typically planted with native shrubs and perennials, adding beauty to your lawn and providing habitat for birds, butterflies and pollinators.
Here is a video of our founder Zev explaining rain gardens in the first demo for our new YouTube Educational Channel!
Sources: Portland Metro/Sea Grant, URI