DIY Rain Gardens
The Comal County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service hosts its monthly DIY Saturday this weekend.
Call and sign up to learn all about rain gardens – what they are, how they work, and how to put one in your yard.
According to raingardennetwork.com, by definition, a rain garden is a shallow depression that is planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. The garden should be positioned near a runoff source like a downspout, driveway or sump pump to capture rainwater runoff and stop the water from reaching the sewer system.
But rain gardens are much more than their physical and biological structure.
By installing a rain garden or even using the principles of a rain garden in landscaping, homeowners can greatly increase your contribution to preserving clean rainwater, creating habitat and preventing local flooding and water pollution.