Rain Grading & Rain Gardens
Flat landscapes are missed opportunities to catch water. Rainwater can be captured and put to use through simple grading that creates high areas (berms) and low areas (basins and swales). Planted with native and climate-appropriate plants that can thrive with little to no potable water use, this strategy can significantly reduce water bills and eliminate chemical use and irrigation runoff. “Rain garden” is another way to describe these areas.