Rain Gardens, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Residential rain gardens in Fairfield County and all of Connecticut are designed to accept water runoff from a roof another impervious surfaces. Rain garden are shallow depressions about 6 inches deep in the landscaping that are typically planted with local area shrubs, perennials and mulch. The purpose of a rain garden is to catch rain water, to provide pollutant treatment and recharge the groundwater. Rain gardens are designed to infiltrate the water quickly, usually around 4-6 hours. Residential rain gardens are usually sized to hold one inch of water runoff. Some of the plants that you can find in Connecticut rain gardens are; Red Maple trees, Dogwood and Blueberry shrubs, Ferns and other flowering Perennials, and many types of grasses. . Click here for a link to recommend Connecticut plants in a rain garden. The University of Connecticut (UCONN) has an excellent website for storm water runoff, click here to visit their Nemo website. For a great brochure on rain gardens click A guide for residential rain gardens in Connecticut provide through the UCONN website.
The two pictures below are of the rain garden at the Darien Nature Center at Cherry Lawn Park in Darien, Connecticut.
David Popoff is a license Realtor in Connecticut with William Raveis office in Darien. A life time resident of Fairfield County he spent his childhood years in Rowayton and now resides in Darien since 2004. David Popoff is an accredited LEED Green Associate (LEED GA) and member with the United States Green Build Council (USGBC) and the Connecticut chapter (CTGBC). Contact David Popoff for all your real estate needs in Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton and other parts of Connecticut.