The landscape of a beautiful new bungalow in the Palisades neighborhood of Washington recreates the time and romance of the Arts and Crafts period. Not so romantic… the hardpan, heavy clay soil. Pictures here show the construction of rain gardens to soak up the runoff.   Raingardens, fed by bio swales planted with native shrubs and perennials, work together to make this site absorb the stormwater from even the heaviest rainfalls.  Native plant palettes can save homeowners time and money in maintenance and watering.

Bungalow Photo courtesy of: Sam Kittner