Rain Catcher Benefits

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Increase educational opportunity Educational activities outside, like monitoring a plant’s progress, increase dopamine and serotonin levels which make a person feel happy and safe
Augment water supply Plants love rainwater because it is free of water treatment chemicals, salts, and minerals found in tap water. Rainwater can also be captured for drinking purposes though additional treatment is most likely needed.
Increase landscaping skill and knowledge Plants love rainwater because it is free of water treatment chemicals, salts, and minerals found in tap water. Rainwater can also be captured for drinking purposes though additional treatment is most likely needed.
Increase shade Trees & other leafy plants can help reduce peak summer temperatures by 2-9° F
Increase aesthetics Quality landscaping has been proven to increase home values up to 12%
Increase habitat Beneficial critters like pollinators, spiders, and birds help maintain a balance in your landscape that keeps your plants healthy.
Infiltrate & filter stormwater Rain Gardens can filter out 90% of nutrients and chemicals in polluted runoff - making our waterways cleaner & safer
Reduce soil compaction Compacted soil makes it difficult for plants to grow & take the nutrients they need from the soil
Slow stormwater runoff Rain Gardens can absorb 30 – 40% more polluted runoff than a standard lawn
Reduce lawn mowing, waste generation & hauling Mowing lawns less intensely increases biodiversity, saves money, and reduces pests
Reduce chemical inputs A rain garden with native & adapted plants will require less fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides because the plants will be healthier and stronger
Reduce water demand Water from a cistern or collected in a rain garden will decrease the amount of water needed for outdoor use. Outdoor water use can account for 60% of a household’s total water use

Contact Us

The quickest way to get started is to schedule a site assessment and design walk-through, so you can learn your property’s true rain catchment potential. When you email, call, or submit the form here, a program ambassador can answer more questions or schedule a site visit with you.

In order to follow current Covid-19 best practices, we are happy to do initial site assessments and design conversations by phone or video calls. On site visits and work can be done by following social distance guidelines and wearing face coverings if you’re comfortable with it. Or, you can save your site assessment report and design plans for when you’re ready to have visitors.

The quickest way to get started is to schedule a site assessment and design walk-through, so you can learn your property’s true rain catchment potential. When you email, call, or submit the form here, a program ambassador can answer more questions or schedule a site visit with you.

In order to follow current Covid-19 best practices, we are happy to do initial site assessments and design conversations by phone or video calls. On site visits and work can be done by following social distance guidelines and wearing face coverings if you’re comfortable with it. Or, you can save your site assessment report and design plans for when you’re ready to have visitors.

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