What is a Rain Garden?

A rain garden is an attractive, landscaped area planted with perennial native plants which don't mind getting "wet feet." They are beautiful gardens, built in depressions, which are designed to capture and filter storm water runoff from impervious surfaces around the home, such as rooftops and driveways.

The benefits of rain gardens are multiple and include their ability to perform the following functions:

- Help keep water clean by filtering storm water runoff before it enters local waterways.
- Help alleviate problems associated with flooding and drainage.
- Enhance the beauty of individual yards and communities.
- Recharge ground water supply.

For more information, click here for link to Rain Garden Manual for Homeowners.

Article in News-Herald of Painesville couple that installed a rain garden

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