A rain garden is a landscaped area of your yard that is designed to capture, temporarily store and infiltrate stormwater runoff. These specialized gardens can be effective in managing water from your gutter downspouts, sump pumps and other sources of drainage problems on your property. Rain gardens are constructed by creating a shallow depression that is planted with deep-rooted native plants.
Not only can rain gardens be effective in managing drainage on your property but they also remove harmful pollutants from runoff before it leaves your yard. To learn more about the benefits of rain gardens or how to build a rain garden, visit the City of Fort Wayne’s Rain Garden Program website where you can access their comprehensive Rain Garden Manual.