The Church of the Transfiguration
Braddock Heights, MD
Rooted in Christ
Bound in Love
Called to Ministry
In 2014 we created a rain garden to collect the storm water from the runoff from Maryland Avenue. By putting in a rain garden we are able to direct the water into the rain garden where it collects for a bit and then slowly seeps into the ground. The garden is planted with native plants that can tolerate being submerged in water for a while. The plants also help absorb and cleanse the water as it collects in the bowl of the rain garden. The water stays on the church property recharging the groundwater instead of flowing down the hill. The rain garden provides habitat for pollinators and birds and hopefully adds some aesthetic value to our property.
Rain gardens can be installed in just about anyone’s yard. The size of the garden is determined by the footprint of the house. There are many resources on the internet, some which include templates for rain gardens that can be used for residential properties.