Try some of these ideas to keep your yard looking beautiful all year long. You’ll save time and use less water.
Photo: Ralph Anderson
A rain garden is a depression in the landscape where runoff can collect. It’s filled with plants (so don’t picture a giant mud hole), and the water that collects there slowly soaks back into the landscape (over a 24- to 36-hour period). The experts at your local nursery can help you choose plants that better handle being inundated with water for brief periods.
Pervious paving (pictured) next to the mulched parking area helps guide water to the rain garden.