Cumberland River Compact

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You can also send us photos of your yard that you'd like to add the rain garden so we can provide some initial guidance.

Rain Garden Information

What is a rain garden?

A rain garden is a shallow, constructed depression that is planted with deep-rooted native plants & grasses. It is located to receive runoff from hard surfaces such as a roof via a downspout, a sidewalk and driveway. Rain gardens slow down the rush of water from these hard surfaces, holds the water for a short period of time and allows it to naturally infiltrate into the ground.

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Why should I plant a Rain Garden?

A rain garden can be thought of as a personal water quality system because it filters the runoff from your roof and lawn and recharges the groundwater. A properly constructed rain garden can capture and filter more than 40,000 gallons of stormwater each year! Additional rain garden benefits include:

  • Lower maintenance garden/yard
  • An increase in beneficial insects that will help eliminate those pesky ones
  • Attracts pollinators
  • Will help reduce small amounts of standing water which will in turn reduce mosquito breeding
The Cumberland River Compact is proud to partner with the City of La Vergne Stormwater Department on this program.