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The Rain Garden Design

The Rain Garden Design

The so called rain garden design is basically a design of plants along with amended soil that are able to work altogether in their task to filter runoff. The ideal measurement is using the plants’ tolerance towards standing water all around. The better the plants could stand on wet surface then the closer the plants will be placed to the center of the garden. Get the idea?

There are commonly three zones of the rain garden to do the task that it supposed to be done

The first zone called as the Zone 1 is the centermost spot. This spot should be filled with plants having an ability to stand on standing water for a long time like Lady Fern as one example. Furthermore the second zone is the Zone 2. This is the middle section that should be filled with plants which are able to stand on standing water occasionally like Snowberries.

The third or the last zone of this type of garden is the Zone 3. This is the outer most part of the garden that is only having plants for dry climate. Western Bleeding Heart is one example of plant that is commonly placed in this zone of the rain garden design.

Rain garden design is a specific type of garden having its purpose of filter runoff. There are three different zones of this garden that have different set of plants respectively.