Maintaining Your Rain Garden
How wet your rain garden should be depends on the plants you put in. Cardinal flowers and Joe Pye Weed can
handle dry conditions, while marsh marigolds like things constantly damp. Just add water
according to your plants' needs. You can add more compost once in a while, which will feed your
plants. If you have created a bog garden that frequently has standing water, you can add a product, such as the Mosquito Dunk, that
controls mosquito larvae. Other than that, just sit back and enjoy the butterflies and
hummingbirds that will visit.
Rain Garden photos in this article are of the community rain garden in Worthington, Ohio. They were provided courtesy of Sustainable Worthington.