Rain gardens are a functional and aesthetically pleasing way to reduce stormwater runoff in urban areas. This three-part NebGuide series takes you from how to successfully design and build a rain garden for your landscape to selecting plants and creating the look you desire.
- Rain Garden Design for Homeowners, G1758, covers basic benefits of rain gardens and is a step-by-step guide to soil assessment, rain garden shaping and design, site location and how to add enhancements.
- Plant Selection for Rain Gardens in Nebraska, G1759, covers how to incorporate a variety of plants in rain gardens, based on season of bloom, color, height, and plant interest and provides a table of recommended plants and their attributes.
- Installing Rain Gardens in Your Yard, G1760, covers site preparation, alternatives for heavy, clay soil, deep aeration, soil amendment, rain barrels, and drainage systems.
Format: (3) Four-page Nebguides