Nowadays,Rain Garden are such a great new garden landscaping ideas. Rain Garden can be easily install, looks good year-round, requires almost no maintenance and has a terrifically upbeat impact on the environment.
What is Rain Gardens
A rain garden is a landscaped area that actually replaces an area of lawn. Compared to a “normal” patch of lawn, a rain garden allows 30% more water to soak into the ground of your garden. The advantages of Rain gardens are it is an inexpensive way to prevent the problem of urban stormwater runoff. Other than that a rain garden is planted in wildflowers or other native vegetation. As the name implies, rain gardens are designed to soak up rainwater, mainly from the roofs of buildings, parking lots and hard surfaces. A rain gardens is designed so that it fills up with a few inches of water after a storm. That water can then slowly filter into the ground, rather than rapidly running off into a storm drain, river or lake.
What Plants Suitable in Rains Gardens.
In a Rain gardens we can combine shrubs, grasses and flowering perennials. The garden itself is actually a depressed area, which is usually about six to eight inches deep. Rain that flows into the rain garden is retained in the garden for a short time after a rainstorm. The water slowly infiltrates into the ground or evaporates. The plants in the garden filter the water by trapping pollutants.
Rain Gardens Plants Selection
What we should know about plants selection in Rains Garden is to choose the perfect and sutiable plants. Plants need to be tough enough to withstand periodic flooding, yet attractive enough to look good in the rains garden. The best plants in rain gardens such as daylilies which consist of Deep-rooted, low-care native plants, such as asters, and tough non-natives characteristics.
Other Facts About Rain Gardens.
- Rain gardens are not ponds. Rainwater soaks into the garden, which is then dry between rainfalls.
- Rain gardens are not breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes need 7 to 12 days to lay and hatch eggs. The standing water in a rain garden will last for only a few hours.
- Once established rain gardens require little maintenance. Some weeding and watering may be required until plants get established.
As a conclusions, rain gardens are ideal for making urban areas greener, encouraging biodiversity, and beautifying the area at no extra cost… as long as there’s occasional rain.Enjoy to try this valuable rain gardens.