Rain Garden - Chester Springs, PA
Landscape Design Solution:
Storm water runoff contributes to about 70% of water pollution in our region. This rain garden is about 150 square feet, and large enough to manage the water from gutter downspouts on a typical residence. This water, plus water collected by a patio French drain system, gathers in this simple rain garden. After passing through the root systems of these hard-working native plant species the water returns to the groundwater table cleaner than ever.
Highlighted Plant Species:
Rudbeckia maxima (Great Coneflower); Monarda didyma (Bee Balm); Eupatorium dubium (Three Nerved Joe Pye); Rubus odorata; Iris versicolor (Iris, Blue Flag)