Rainscaping Guide: Is a Rain Garden Right For Your Site?

A rain garden is not always the best choice for every landscape. Use the flowchart below to figure out if a rain garden is a good fit for your site. Click on the purple or blue boxes to go to that topic or use the links below the chart for help in examining your site.

Is a Rain Garden Right for Your Site? flowchart


Link to Work Wonders with Woodlands section Link to Conquer Compacted Soils section Link to Stabilize Steep Slopes section Link to Let Loose on Low Wet Areas section Link to Design & Build a Rain Garden section Link to How to Conduct a Percolation Test Link to Examine Slopes Link to Woodlands and Rain Gardens section
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The Missouri Botanical Garden Rainscaping Guide is partially funded by the Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation and US EPA Region 7 through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (subgrant number G11-NPS-15), under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.