Iowa Stormwater Education Program

Design Details

Rain gardens rely on soils with adequate percolation rates, if water is slow to drain then an enhanced rain garden, or one with a subdrain tile, may be needed.

Rain Garden Enhanced Rain Garden with Supplemental Drainage

Refer to the Iowa Rain Garden Design and Installation Manual and Plant Layout Ideas for Rain Gardens for guidance.

Rain Garden Checklist

Enhanced Rain Garden Checklist

Rain Garden Inspection & Maintenance

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