Steve and I had a nice stroll around town this evening in the rain. All the garage sales have wound down by now and hopefully everyone made some $. After a great conversation with neighbors I've been imagining rain gardens here in McCleary. Maybe eventually we will do one ourselves.
What is a rain garden?
A rain garden acts like a native forest by collecting, absorbing, and filtering stormwater runoff from roof tops, driveways, patios, and other areas that don’t allow water to soak in. Rain Gardens are simply shallow depressions that:
Can be shaped and sized to fit your yardThe above definition is from the Puget Sound Rain Gardens site, lots of resources can be found there, along with elsewhere online. The Timberland Library has some books on the subject too.
Are constructed with soil mixes that allow water to soak in rapidly and support healthy plant growth
Can be landscaped with a variety of plants to fit the surroundings
Maybe rain gardens could help with stormwater challenges here in town.