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Reducing Stormwater Runoff

Do you have tadpoles in your lawn?

P2270719 (3)Do you have a low area in your yard that has standing water after a rain? Do you need to make changes in your landscape to funnel water away from your house? If you answered yes to any of these questions, a rain garden might be your answer.

Rain gardens are typically placed in low areas of the yard and require plants that can handle both dry and wet periods. They are a great method to slow stormwater runoff and allow water to percolate into the ground. Creating rain gardens is one way of preventing some of the pollution and erosion problems related to large rainfall events.

raingarden“Reducing Stormwater Runoff” is the 8th principle of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ recent rainfall has brought this principle to the forefront for many residents in Sarasota County. Rain gardens can be a beautiful, fun, economical and problem solving asset to a landscape. The following brochures have more information on design and plants that can be used: Rain Gardens: Function Installation and Rain Gardens: Plant Selection and Maintenance.