“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
Plant a shallow depression or swale with native wetland or moist prairie plants that can accept periods of inundation:Blue Lobelia, Wild Bergamot, Culver’s Root and Swamp Milkweed, for example.
Your Rain Garden can absorb 30 percent more water than a comparable-sized parcel of turf and allow the water to slowly filter into the ground rather than run off into storm drains. A rule-of-thumb is to plan the square footage of your rain garden equal to about 30 percent of the square footage of your roof.