May 22, 2023

Rain gardens are becoming increasingly popular as a sustainable solution for managing stormwater runoff. They are a beautiful and functional addition to any landscape, and can help reduce erosion, filter pollutants, and recharge groundwater. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of rain gardens and how to create one in your own backyard.

What is a rain garden?

A raised garden bed rain-garden isĀ  designed to capture and absorb rainwater runoff from your roof. It is recommended to plant the garden with a variety of native plants that are able to tolerate both wet and dry conditions. The plants help to filter pollutants, while the garden itself helps to reduce erosion and the volume and velocity of stormwater runoff.

Benefits of rain gardens
Rain gardens offer a number of benefits for both the environment and homeowners. Here are just a few:

  • Reduced erosion: By capturing and absorbing rainwater runoff, rain gardens help to reduce erosion and the amount of sediment that is carried into nearby waterways.
  • Pollution filtration: The plants in a rain garden act as a natural filter, removing pollutants such as oil, grease, and fertilizers from the water before it enters the groundwater system.
  • Improved water quality: By reducing the amount of pollutants entering the groundwater system, rain gardens help to improve water quality in nearby streams, rivers, and lakes.
  • Aesthetically pleasing: Rain gardens are a beautiful addition to any landscape, providing a natural and functional element to your yard.
  • Customisable: Custom made Colorbond steel raised raingardens can be designed to fit any garden size or shape, and can be customized to suit any garden design.
  • Durability: Colorbond steel is a durable and long-lasting material that is resistant to rust, corrosion, and fading.

Rain gardens are a great way to manage stormwater. They catch and retain rainwater, which is then filtered through soil and vegetation. This reduces the amount of stormwater that flows into sewers and increases water quality in waterways.

Rain Gardens can be custom designed to suit your site and property size, council requirements as well as your budget. We’ll work with you to ensure that we build the perfect garden for you!