“Our yard is a community meeting place. A neighbor calls it ‘the local nature sanctuary.’ People stop here to see what’s blooming and say hello.
Our rain garden complements our yard perfectly. Our fantastic contractor helped me choose some native plants that attract birds and some edible plants. Now we especially love to go outside in the rain to see the little pool that forms in the rain garden.
My son, 3 years old, loves everything about the garden. I couldn’t keep him out of it, so I built a bridge over it so he could get closer!
I teach Environmental Science, so I read and teach often about the sewer overflow problem that rain gardens are helping to solve by redirecting stormwater. It always seemed crazy to me to have rainwater go in the sewers, so getting RainWise was a no-brainer. We have 750 gallons of water storage capacity at this time, which my son also loves for play and ‘watering’ the garden.”