A small rain garden can capture driveway runoff in elegant fashion.

A Rain Garden for Driveway Runoff

Are you ready to take storm water management on your property to the next level, but not quite sure what to tackle? Here’s a simple idea for how to divert water flowing on your property – in this case your driveway – into a rain garden to slowly absorb the water into the groundwater table (as opposed to into the municipal treatment or storm water system).

A small rain garden can capture driveway runoff in elegant fashion.

The best way to position your mini rain garden properly is to go outside the next time it rains and see where your water is flowing. We found this article super helpful in describing how to identify the best spot for a rain garden. Good job on taking steps to manage stormwater on your property!

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  1. Allister C. Warden
    Allister C. Warden says:

    Truly a novel idea in Canada due to the seeming availability of water. The reality is that Canadians spend an incredible amount of money on Municipally or City supplied water. This form of water diversion (not conservation) for reapportionment and diversion from storm water systems, will both alleviate the overflow to lakes and streams after heavy volumes of rain overwhelming water treatment plants and send it back to the ground for natural filtering to the ground water table. California may be screwed, but the rest of the continent may be able to get on board with the system. I wonder if the Water companies would raise their prices, or local governments would find a way to exact a tax from this great idea.

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