Guide to Creating a Rain Garden, Connecticut.

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Guide to Creating a Rain Garden, Connecticut.

The purpose of a rain garden is to collect water runoff from roof and other impervious surfaces so not to overload our public drain system. The rain garden will collect the rain water and provide a natural filter/pollutant filter of plants before return the water to the ground water system.

Rain garden are shallow depressions about 6 inches deep in the landscaping that are typically planted with local area shrubs, perennials and mulch.

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 all you need to know about Rain Gardens.

For a great brochure on rain gardens click A guide for residential rain gardens in Connecticut  provide through the UCONN website.

Rain gardens is one of the many ways you can reduce harmful effects of storm water runoff, for more idea’s go to





David Popoff is a license Connecticut Real Estate Broker specializing in Sustainability in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.


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BIG SUGGEST on this post, David. Loved reading it and being reminded that sustainable excellence is just a raindrop away. THX

Sep 17, 2013 01:04 AM #1
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

It always amazes me, how much there is to learn on AR. Thank you for sharing the formula for a successful rain garden.

Sep 17, 2013 07:31 PM #2
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

With more and more municipalities requiring new builds to contain their water run off this is a great solution that is being used.

Sep 17, 2013 10:33 PM #3
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Ah, this reminds me of the wonderful garden I always had in Germany!!!!

Sep 18, 2013 09:19 PM #4
Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

Great information David, especially this year when so many parts of the world (including both parts of Canada and the U.S.) have faced flooding.  I have to investigate to see if the plants suggested for Southern Ontario vary from those of Conneticut.

Sep 19, 2013 03:42 AM #5
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Interesting. I will have to google Texas Rain Gardens to see if I can find this information with plants that will work well here.

Sep 19, 2013 12:28 PM #6
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