6 Steps to Make a Rain Garden: Rain gardens filter runoff and protect groundwater, especially after big rains. They also add unexpected beauty to low spots that tend to collect water and draw wildlife. Here's how to make a rain garden in your own landscape.
How to Build a Rain Garden in Your Yard. It's a beautiful flower bed—and a reservoir for yard and roof runoff. Nurture the land in your yard and protect the environment by channeling rain water and runoff from gutters into a rain garden planted with deep-rooted, colorful native plants. By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine.
More No-Fuss, Neat and Tidy Plants This rain garden is all about looking fine with little care. There are no flowers to clip or spent perennials to cut back, yet the garden still looks interesting because of the subtle color and texture variations.
Rain Gardens are designed to hold water on your property rather than directing the water to the storm drain. The water held on site will help to replenish the aquifer, and waters deep rooted plants and trees.