Our RainWise system is awesome. It is very low maintenance and has completely solved a flooding problem in our garage.
- Two rain gardens and a 400 gallon cistern
- Designed by Vireo Design Studio
Sooz’s front rain garden features a wide variety of plants including rushes, penstemon, sage, and blueberries. The whole family participated in the installation process.
“We have two rain gardens. The front one is about 8 feet x 5 feet and receives water from the north side of our roof. The back one, slightly smaller, is filled with hyssop, anemones, coneflowers, and sedge.
The water gathers first in a 400-gallon cistern made of galvanized metal that we got from a man in Texas who makes them for ranchers. Rainwater travels from the cistern to the rain garden through an underground pipe. In the summer, we can use the water in the cistern to water our plants.
We love our rain gardens!”