on a journey through Zilker Botanical Garden every Saturday and Monday. From flowers to herbs, Friedenreich offers advice on what and when to plant as she goes
with area experts.
Out in the Garden: What's a rain garden?
To view our videos, you need to
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.
Then come back here and refresh the page.
With ongoing drought conditions in Central Texas, rainwater is ever more precious. Make the most of it in your yard by planting a rain garden.
Kristin Pipkin with the Watershed Protection Department said a rain garden captures rain runoff, keeping it on the land instead of allowing it to wash down a storm drain.
Rain gardens help conserve water through natural irrigation and will also naturally cleanse runoff water as it seeps through the soil.
Learn more about rain gardens more in this “Out in the Garden” in the video above.