A rain garden is a constructed depression designed to capture rainwater from roofs, sidewalks and driveways. Rain gardens provide a way to slow down and soak up excess rainwater allowing water to infiltrate into the ground recharging our aquifers. Rain gardens can be planted with a variety of vegetation that not only enhances landscape but also provides a habitat for birds and butterflies.
INFORMATIONAL PDF’s RELATED TO RAIN GARDENS:Rain Gardens – Harris Co. Master Gardeners
Rain Gardens – Texas A&M AgriLife
Storm Water Management – Rain Gardens (PDF 20 pages)