Insider Tip: Rain Gardens

If you’ve ever wondered about drainage for all that runoff rainwater and what you could do with it, you’ve come to the right place. We have a solution to enhance your landscaping while harnessing the extra water that could otherwise be a problem. Our insider tip? Rain gardens.

What is a Rain Garden?

A rain garden is a spot in a landscaped yard, either residential or commercial, that is concave or has a downward slope, like a shallow basin. It collects excess rainwater that drains from the surrounding areas, including streets, driveways, roofs, and sidewalks. Because of the way it self-irrigates, it’s a great place for planting flowers and grasses.

Why Do You Need a Rain Garden?

A rain garden is an excellent solution to the problem of excess stormwater runoff. Where that excess rainwater could end up in the storm drain, or worse, carry pollutants into the groundwater, a rain garden can help. Plus, they’re a beautiful addition to your landscaping, and they’re environmentally friendly.

How to Create a Rain Garden

The top priority when planning a rain garden is location. Avoid locating the garden on a slope above your home within 10’ of the foundation, or atop your septic system. You’ll also need to ensure no utility lines are under the area where you want the garden.

For help creating a beautiful, functional, and beneficial rain garden for your home or business landscaping, turn to the experts. Contact W.P. Law, Inc. for the knowledge and experience with drainage and landscaping to bring your rain garden to life.

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