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Dec 08

Put Rain in Your Garden: Rain Garden

Posted on December 8, 2017 at 9:01 AM by Allan Warren

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Rain Gardens come in many shapes and sizes so you can create a rain garden you love.

We are officially into the new water year! That means lots of rain here in Washington and it also means that it is the perfect time to start thinking about installing your own rain garden. A rain garden is a landscaped area that collects, absorbs, and filters storm water runoff from roof tops, driveways, patios, and other hard surfaces that don’t allow water to soak in. This helps with flooding and is an excellent feature to your yard. 

Here at Pierce Conservation District we are committed to supporting those interested in getting their own raingardens. Our program consists of 4 easy steps:

  1. Site Visit and Assessment: District staff will meet you on site to determine if the site is suitable.
  2. Infiltration Test: Native soils will be tested to ensure the rain garden will function on site.
  3. Rain Garden Design: District staff/Master Gardeners will work with you to design your rain garden.
  4. Rain Garden Installation: You can select any contractor to build your rain garden. If assistance is needed PCD can suggest off a list of trained contractors.  
We have a series of 4 Rain Garden Workshops coming up in January and February, click here for more info.
We provide our tests, designs, and consultations free of charge. The only expense to the homeowner is building the rain garden! If you are interested in learning more about our rain garden program feel free to contact us! melissab@piercecd.org