Charles County, Maryland

Install a Rain Garden

Install a Rain Garden

Photo Credit: Rain Dog Designs, Gig Harbor, WA

What is a Rain Garden?

A rain garden is a planted depression in the landscape that collects and allows rainwater runoff from hard surfaces to be absorbed. Rain gardens are planted with native plants, and include a soil media and mulch. Rain gardens typically are used to reduce residential rooftop runoff or impervious surfaces on residential property.

Rain gardens offer multiple benefits to the community and the local environment, including:

  • Reduced flooding and erosion
  • Pollution prevention
  • Groundwater recharge
  • Enhanced wildlife habitat
  • Improved aesthetics; and
  • Increased property values

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