Many of you have shown interest in the Rain Garden at the North West corner of the Prairie Township Community Center Property.
Rain gardens are shallow gardens designed to absorb rainwater runoff from rooftops, driveways, sidewalks, roads, and other hard surfaces, including turfgrass lawns. They allow water to soak into the ground, reducing runoff. Tough plants that thrive during brief periods of inundation
How do they work?
- Rainwater is directed into the garden via rain chains, rain barrel overflow, downspouts, driveway drains, curb cuts, dry streambeds, and sheet flow
- When water soaks in, less stormwater erodes our streams and rivers
- Deep-rooted plants break up hard soils and create channels for water to move through
- Plant uptake, physical filtration, and biological processes reduce contaminants like oil, metals, and nutrients
- Reduce localized flooding
- Beautify your landscape
- Create important habitat
I'd like to be a rain gardener! What do I do?
Franklin Soil and Water