- A rain garden is a depression in the landscape designed to catch and filter the water that runs off your roof, parking lot, and other impervious surfaces.
- Rain gardens contains native plants, such as shrubs, grasses, and wildflowers that help absorb and filter runoff. With roots that reach deeper into the soil, native plants promote infiltration better than a shallow root system and can handle the drought flood situation they have been planted in.
Slow it down, spread it out, soak it up! Through location, ponding depth, and good drainage, rain gardens divert water away from the storm drain system and filter it into the ground.