How is a rain garden different from any other garden?

The main difference is that they’re created in man-made or natural depressions, rather than being flat or mounded on the surface. Their purpose is to create a space where stormwater runoff pools temporarily, preventing polluted water from entering our streams and creeks. Deep-rooted native prairie plants, especially those that thrive in moist or wet soils, are often used and sometimes soil amendment is added.

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