Is your commercial property lacking that natural beauty? Are you looking for a landscaping feature that is both sustainable and visually appealing? Well then the rain garden is one of the best options for your commercial landscape. Not only are these gardens low maintenance, they benefit the environment as well.
Usually rain gardens are populated with native cultivars and native plants because they are already adapted to the local environment. According to lowimpactdevelopment.org, “Plants with deep fibrous roots tend to have a competitive advantage in a rain garden and provide the most cleaning and filtration benefits to the environment.” However rain gardens are not simply limited to native plantlings. There are other non-invasive ornamental horticultural plants that are able to grow in the garden conditions, which could be a great choice to add a bit more variety to your rain garden.
You’ll find that most rain gardens have either herbaceous perennials, woody shrubs or trees. However, if you wish to have a higher maintenance version of a rain garden for purely seasonal aesthetics and color effects rather than for habitat and low maintenance goals, there are some annuals that make good candidates.
Are you interested in a rain garden for your commercial property in the Kansas City area?