Better Ground

Rain Gardens


Are you tired of lawn? A rain garden is a perfect alternative – bringing color, biodiversity, and functionality to your yard. A rain garden is a depression which diverts rainwater from your roof or driveway into the ground, instead of running off into the nearest stream or Puget Sound. 

Rain gardens are a great way to absorb excess water while providing native habitat for pollinators and other wildlife. Learn more about rain gardens and how your local conservation district can help you design and build your own!
 This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement to Department of Ecology. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for their use.

How can I get started?

Rain Gardens are a feasible do-it-yourself project. Here are some resources to get you started, or call your local conservation district for a helping hand.