Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Is a rain garden expensive?

With family and friends helping with labor, it doesn't have to be. The main cost will be purchasing the plants. The cost can be cut down by using plants that may already exist in your yard.

Q2: Do they require a lot of maintenance?

Rain gardens can be maintained with little effort after the  plants are established. Basic maintenance includes mulching and weeding. 

Q3: Does a rain garden form a pond?

No. The rain water will soak in so the rain garden is dry between rainfalls.

Q4: Are they a breeding ground for mosquitoes?

No! Mosquitoes need 2-3 days to hatch. Standing water in the rain garden will soak in within 24-48 hours after most storms.

Q5: Where can I find more information?

Select “Related Links” in the index to find out more about rain garden design, plant selection, and technical details/specifications  If you have a Toledo-Lucas County Rain Garden Initiative question click on the “Contact Us” link.


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