Add Value To Your Home: Rain Garden Landscape

A great benefit of buying and owning your own home is spending time in the backyard, enjoying the outdoors with everything it has to offer. Maybe traditional gardening doesn’t excite you, but have you considered a rain garden?  It looks similar to other landscaped areas with shrubs and flowers, but this garden serves the important purpose of reducing water pollution.  A rain garden captures rainwater from the roofs, sidewalks and driveways, and allows it to soak into the soil instread of carrying runoff pollution into local watersheds.  It also provides important habitat for wildlife such as birds and butterflies.

As a homeowner, installing a rain garden is the best way you can improve the quality of your water – an easy and rewarding project you can do yourself.  Here are basic considerations when planning a rain garden.