Education and Awareness on Rain Gardens

According to the EPA: A rain garden is a depressed area in the landscape that collects rain water from a roof, driveway or street and allows it to soak into the ground. Planted with grasses and flowering perennials, rain gardens can be a cost effective and beautiful way to reduce runoff from your property. Rain gardens can also help filter out pollutants in runoff and provide food and shelter for butterflies, song birds and other wildlife. Learn more about different types of rain gardens and why they are important by clicking here.


Be a part of the solution, not a part of the pollution.
 

Educational Links


Rain Gardens Keep Water on the Land

The city of Austin wants to tell you how and why to keep a rain garden at your home. Also, take the next step and register your voluntary green stormwater infrastructure. 
 

Rain Gardens: Benefits of a Depression

Many people don't know what a rain garden looks like of what it does. Learn how slowing stormwater down from directly flowing into creeks, rives, etc. all at once can help prevent erosions and flooding. 


Lifestyle Change

Build a Rain Garden in 6 easy steps

Earth-wise guide rain gardens.
 

Rain Garden Plant Selection

This is an excellent guide to native earth-wise plant choices for your rain garden.The guide helps you pick plants based on your soil texture, climate and how to maintain your rain garden.
 

Rainscape project design

For homes and schools
 

Rain Gardens Keep Water on the Land

The city of Austin wants to tell you how and why to keep a rain garden at your home. Also, take the next step and register your voluntary green stormwater infrastructure. 
 

Texas Native Plants for your rain garden

Full sun, part sun, drought tolerant, deer pressure for Austin Native Landscaping. A list of Texas Native Plants for various Xeriscaping landscaping design projects.
 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Suppliers Directory

This directory has been compiled to make it easier to find businesses that sell native plants or seeds and provide professional landscape or consulting services. Includes nurseries, seed companies, Landscape Professionals, and Environmental Consultants

 

Tips for a successful rain garden

Follow these maintenance tips will help ensure the rain garden functions well and remain an asset at your home

 

Rain Garden Care

A guide for residents and community organization

 

7 Myths about Rain Gardens

Get informed about common myths and misconsceptions about rain gardens


Videos


APPS and Games

BY UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

BY UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

"Rain Garden" is a FREE app designed to help you properly install a rain garden at your home, office, or job site. Through video tutorials, diagrams, text, and tools, the App guides you through determining the size and placement of your garden, selecting plants, digging and planting your garden, and maintaining your garden. It also includes tools for determining your soil type, measuring the size of the area that will drain to your garden, and managing multiple rain garden projects.