University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System: Water Quality and the Home Landscape


Rain Gardens in Connecticut:
A Design Guide for Homeowners

A new University of Connecticut publicaiton about Rain Rain Gardens is available FREE upon request. The 12 page full color brochure addresses the following:

• What is a rain garden
• Common concerns
• Placement of the rain garden
• Soils suitability
• Sizing your garden
• Installation
• Planting

A suggested plant list, appropriate for Connecticut, is also included.

The brochure is available both on line and in hard copy. To request a copy, please contact the Resource Center Store, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at (860) 486-3336 or store@uconn.edu

Or click here to down the pdf (6 MB).

For general information or information about existing projects contact:

Karen Filchak
University of Connecticut
Cooperative Extension System
Extension Educator
139 Wolf Den Road
Brooklyn, CT 06234
karen.filchak@uconn.edu

Mike Dietz
University of Connecticut
Cooperative Extension System
Extension Educator
1066 Saybrook Road
Haddam, CT 06438-0070
michael.dietz@uconn.edu