A rain garden is an area vegetated with native plants in a depression of your yard that will collect and store stormwater runoff so that the water has time to soak into the ground before overwhelming our stormwater sewer systems and causing flooding. They also filter out pollutants by filtering stormwater runoff through the garden before entering the stormwater sewer system.
This is becoming more and more important as we change our natural lands into impervious surfaces like parking lots and roads – which speeds up stormwater runoff and increases the amount of pollution in our water.
An added benefit for you - rain gardens add beautiful native plants to your yard and will attract pollinators like bees and butterflies!
If you are interested in having a rain garden on your property, then this program is for you! The City of La Vergne is partnering with the Cumberland River Compact for our Build a Rain Garden Program. This program will bring rain gardens to qualifying citizens of La Vergne for completely FREE.