Rain gardens are shallow depressions that are planted with native flowering plants and grasses, which not only looks great, but also helps soak up rain water and melted snow and provides habitat for beneficial insects and birds. The runoff soaks into the ground rather than causing erosion or carrying pollution to the nearest lake or stream.
- Plant Dane! Cost-Share Program (Additional list of resources at the bottom of this page)
- Plant Sources
Plant Dane! Workshop: Rain Garden Presentation (4.4 MB PDF)
- Rain Barrels
- Evaluation of Turf-Grass and Prairie-Vegetated Rain Gardens in a Clay and Sand Soil: Madison, Wisconsin, Water Years 2004–08 (pdf)