Rain garden resources

A compilation of some of the better resources available on line for rain garden design. If you find other good resources, please contact me or leave a comment.

In my mind, an adequate resource should help you figure out how to do the following things:

  1. Determine the needed size, depth, and location.
  2. Understand your soils and figure out how to build a soil for infiltration
  3. Provide recommendations for planting the garden (e.g., species lists, things to consider) that are appropriate for your climate, soil, and shade conditions.
A good resource will help you do those things and understand how and why the size, depth, soils, and plants work together to reduce runoff.

Urban Hydrology students: Please search the web for one good rain garden design resource to be added to the list above. When you have found one, leave a comment or email me with the link. I’ll update the list as we go along.


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