A rain garden is a "garden with a purpose"; it helps reduce the amount of excess water and associated pollutants entering local lakes, streams, and bays. The result is healthier waterways, fish, other wildlife, and people. This how-to guide provides information specific to Oregon's conditions, including the rainfall and appropriate plants for your site. It will help you design and build a rain garden to treat the stormwater runoff from your own home or business. You don't have to be a landscape professional to use this guide. It provides the necessary information to safely build and maintain a rain garden, along with references for more detailed guidance for special conditions.

Authors: 
Robert Emanuel et al
Short Description: 
A step-by-step guide to landscaping for clean water and healthy streams.
Product Number: 
ORESU-H-10-001
Entry Date: 
Friday, January 1, 2010
Price: 
$4.95/book
Shipping & Handling: 
$3
Length: 
16 pp.
Size and Format: 
8 1/2 x 11, color, paper
Miscellaneous: 
Downloadable .pdf available for purchase at $3.50. Additional authors: Derek Godwin and Candace Stoughton
Year of Publication: 
2010