Quack, Quack. Rain Gardens.

A rain garden is a planted depression that is built into the landscape  allowing rainwater runoff from a roof, driveway, sidewalk, street, or even compacted lawn areas to slow, collect, and be absorbed into the ground. When planted with perennials, grasses, and shrubs, they help conserve rainwater and filter out pollutants while reducing runoff from your property. Plus they can provide a beautiful spot for song birds, butterflies, and other critters searching for food, water, and shelter. Whether you excavate your own rain garden site or use an existing depression or swale, several factors are important for success. First, choose plants depending on where in the rain garden they will be planted. There are 3 general zones: lowest/wettest, middle/transitional, and...

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