Benefits of Rain Gardens
Prevent Flooding and Reduce Water Pollution with Rain Gardens
- Rain gardens can beautify your home, adding to its value, while protecting your property and your community from flooding.
- Rain gardens also provide habitat for bees, birds, butterflies and other wildlife, help improve air quality and reduced your carbon footprint.
- Rain gardens are a proven way to reduce water pollution locally and regionally. Every year, heavy rains lead to massive flooding across Seattle and Puget Sound, wiping out roads, flooding homes and waterways with pollution from roads, and even sewage.
- Rain gardens are an affordable option for homeowners and utilities compared with traditional pipe and drain systems. They require minimal time and skill to maintain each year, and actually work better over time unlike sewer pipes.
In the Puget Sound Region, education and incentive programs help homeowners with rain garden installations at little to no cost. Stewardship Partners and WSU offer free rain garden education workshops to homeowners. You can learn everything you need to know about Rain gardens, from start to finish by taking one of these workshops.