2015 Greeley, Colorado, USA
This project is a simple rain garden. Rain gardens are mostly used for decoration, but are very beneficial to the environment. These gardens are between 6-10 inches deep and can be built to any size. The purpose of this garden is to prevent flooding of a certain area, as the gardens hold a lot of water that would otherwise flood the area, and in turn also keeps excess nutrients in soils from entering waterways. One great benefit is these rain gardens aren’t machines or mechanical systems so you enjoy the gorgeous view of the garden without knowing its true purpose.
Rain gardens are built for many reasons and have many benefits. They are made to be pretty and enjoyable, but also reduce local flooding, conserve water, increase water quality in waterways and increase water quantity in waterways.