Rain Gardens, Durham, NC

We can design and install rain gardens for local property owners.

When you live in a beautiful area like Durham, North Carolina, you can attest to the importance of rain to keep the landscaping elements lush and green. Certain types of greenery require more water than others, so creating a rain garden is a great way to ensure they get what they need. Rain gardens are becoming more popular on local properties, and for good reason. Their design helps to temporarily hold and soak in the runoff of rainwater from driveways, roofs, lawns, and patios. Additionally, the way the water flows helps to prevent the collection of pollutants.

Rain Gardens in Durham, North Carolina

When water runs off various impermeable surfaces, including driveways and roofs, it often collects bacteria, chemicals, dirt particles, oil, and other small particles, which can cause pollution. Rain gardens collect the runoff that occurs, and that water is filtered by the vegetation and the soil, which recharges the aquifers in the ground. The water soaked into the ground is no longer polluted.  Rain gardens differ from ponds in that they only hold water for a day or two, so you don’t have to worry about your rain garden becoming a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of the benefits of rain gardens on your own property, our technicians at Garden Environments can help. We can design and install rain gardens for local property owners. When designing and adding a rain garden, we will incorporate native shrubs, flowers, and perennials, placing them into a small depression in your yard.