You may have never heard of a rain garden, but it is actually one of the best options for a commercial landscaping project. According to the Rain Garden Network, a rain garden is basically a shallow depression that is planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. It is important that the garden is positioned near a runoff source like a roof, rain chain, downspout, driveway, sump pump or parking lot to capture rainwater runoff and stop the water from reaching the sewer system.
A rain garden is a good choice for commercial properties because they generally do not require fertilizer and are more tolerant of one’s local climate, soil, and water conditions, and attract local wildlife such as native birds. In short, they are low maintenance gardens that still create beautiful outdoor environments.
Are you interested in a rain garden for your commercial property in the Kansas City area? If so, contact Hermes Landscaping in Lenexa, KS. We gladly service the Kansas City area.
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